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How to Fix an Oven Door Catch or Striker Pin (Belling) Published 04/03/2016

If your oven door has become difficult to close or keeps popping open the lock or striker pin may be worn or damaged. Mat will show how to replace these parts.

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Video Transcript

Hi I'm Mat from eSpares, in this video I demonstrate how to change a door catch and a door striker pin on a Belling oven.
If your oven door isn't closing properly, or it's sticking, it may well be that the door catch or the striker pin is faulty and it needs replacing.
 
Safety first: Always disconnect your appliance before carrying out any work.
 
The next thing I need to do is to remove the side panel by undoing the two screws at the front and the two screws at the back.
 
With the side panel out of the way we can now access the door catch. Easy enough to remove, just undo these two screws which hold it in place and put it in place.
 
So grab your new door catch and if you put it into place just make sure that the holes line up for the screws.
 
Then you can half insert one screw to hold it in place while you then insert the second one.
 
Once both screws are in place you can then tighten them up.
 
The holes for the door catch will not come threaded, but the screws provided when you put them in cut their own threads so don't worry.
 
Once your new door catch is in place just try the door to see if it closes properly.
 
On some cookers the striker pin is adjustable so you can raise the height or lower the height of the striker pin to make sure that it fits inside the door catch properly.
 
If you need to replace the striker pin it's very simple on this model.
 
Simply grab a pair of pliers, get a firm grip on the striker and it should undo very simply.
 
You can then grab your new striker and screw it in by hand before tightening it with the pliers.
 
Once you're happy with how the door closes you can then replace the side panel and screw it back into position.
 
Just make sure when you are screwing the side panel in from the back that the panels all fit together properly.
 
So there we have it, one new door catch and striker pin fitted to this Belling oven.
 
Remember spares for all appliances around your home can be found on the eSpares website.
 
Thanks for watching.

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