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Thread: GE oven from the early 1950s door begins to open when hot

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    Default GE oven from the early 1950s door begins to open when hot

    I have an old GE oven from the early 1950s. The problem with it is that the oven door closes properly when the oven is cold. The warmer it gets, the looser the position of the door. At 400 degrees, a gap of about a quarter of an inch forms at the top. If I push it, it wobbles front to back. I have no idea which part of the oven would alter with the heat. Any suggestions?

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    Lightbulb Hinge springs or hinge receivers and/or oven insulation problem?

    I have no idea which part of the oven would alter with the heat
    There are usually components (receivers) that hold the hinges to the range/oven body and also hinge springs. Both are usually made of metal and might be affected by heat. Why they might be being heated to the point of altering their function I don't know. Maybe there is also a problem with the appliance's insulation in that area??

    Dan O.

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