Over time the oven door does end up taking a few knocks here and there, without you even realising. It's quite common for the outer door to smash or crack from your knees knocking into it or even dropping a pan or tray on it. However, the good news is, if you need to replace your oven outer door you’ve come to the right place!
A damaged oven door will only make things harder and can be very dangerous when in use. There’s no need to worry though as it is a problem that you (yeah, you heard right - you!) can fix.
In this video Rory will demonstrate how to replace an oven outer door and handle on a Zanussi cooker. If you are unsure where to start there’s no need to panic. We’ll talk you through how to successfully replace the outer door without damaging your cooker.
This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.
What You Will Need:
- Oven Outer Door
- Torx Head Screwdriver
Step 1 - Safety Advice (Turn Off Your Cooker)
Safety First! Please make sure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before beginning any repair.
Step 2 - Removing The Door From The Oven
As the oven does not require to be moved from its cavity, the first thing you will need to do is detach the door from the oven itself. Most cookers will have latches on both hinges which, when opened fully, it allows the door to be removed from the oven body.
So to do this, lift the catch and slowly close the door - as the hinge locks the door will lift the hinges away from the cabinet.
Step 3 - Separate Two Parts Of the Door
Now that you’ve got a bit of room to work with, you will need to separate out the two parts of the door. To do this, you will need to remove the screws holding both halves of the door together.
As you can see in this video, Roy is using a Torx head screwdriver to do this, if you require a Torx set you can get them here.
Step 4 - Attaching Crossbar To Door
Time for a facelift! So let's do this… Now to attach the new outer door to your existing inner door. You will see there are two spaces for screws at the bottom, which you’ll use to fit the two halves together and at the top it will be held in place by a crossbar which sits between the two parts of the door and also holds the handle onto the door as well.
The handle, outer door and the crossbar can be purchased separately, however if you don't have a new crossbar, you can always use the crossbar from the old handle. Simply unscrew the crossbar off the old handle, give it a quick clean, get rid of any broken glass and there you have it. Ready to be assembled!
Step 5 - Assembling The Door
So far so good…now time to get the door back together. Think of it like a sandwich, we’re going to sandwich the outer door between the new handle and the old crossbar with a washer in place of course!
To attach the new parts of the door, I need to feed this lip on the inner door, between the crossbar and the outer door. Now all to do is screw in the bottom and we're all good to go. Take the protective film off and put the door back on the oven.
You will notice that there is a little notch on the hinge, and this needs to rest on the oven frame - so that you can be sure that the door is positioned correctly.
Once you have the door in its correct position, it needs to be opened completely, so that you can reset the latches to their original position.
Congratulations - you have now successfully been able to replace the outer door on your oven door! You can now get back to creating your tasty meals at dinner time again.
Fancy Giving Your Oven A Quick Scrub?
Now the endorphins are running through your body why not give the cooker a good clean to spruce it up.
Need To Locate The Correct Outer Door For Your Oven?
As well as being one of the easiest DIY appliance fixes out there, fixing your oven outer door yourself can save you a lot of money compared to booking a repair or buying a new cooker.
Here at eSpares, we have a wide-range of replacement oven outer door for you to select from - so you can soon be on your way to repairing it yourself.