Your Oven Door Is Not Closing Tightly

Are you having problems when it comes to closing your oven door? This is an issue that can lead to both the food not cooking properly (due to the oven not being properly sealed and the heat escaping) and increased energy costs. Find out the most common reasons why a cooker or oven door won't close properly right now in this article.

THE POSSIBLE CAUSES FOR THIS ISSUE:

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The seal is damaged or badly positioned

The seal is damaged or badly positioned Over time, the seal around the oven door can become worn. When this occurs, the oven will no longer be properly insulated and some of the heat produced by the elements will escape. If the rubber or fibre seal looks cracked, frayed, dried or hardened, it will need to be replaced.
Additionally, closing the door with too much force can displace the seal from its normal position and prevent the door from closing properly. If this occurs, you will need to put the seal back in its correct position!

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The hinges are rusted or damaged

The hinges are rusted or damaged The hinges are the small, moving metal parts that make the cooker or oven door easier to open. In particular, they hold the door in position when closed to prevent it falling open. If the hinges are rusted, this could make opening and closing the door more difficult. Over door hinges can be maintained in good condition by applying a suitable grease. If they become seized, use a penetrating fluid or lubricating oil to loosen them up and improve the door's opening and closing movement. If, however, the hinges are too worn, distorted or damaged, you will be left with no choice but to replace them.

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Dirt or grime is preventing the door from closing properly

Dirt or grime is preventing the door from closing properly Dirt and grime, such as crumbs, oily residue and grease from cooking, can build up around the metal body of the oven, where it meets the door, and hinder or obstruct the closing mechanism. The oven door seals and hinges therefore need to be kept clean using a suitable cleaning product.

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The door has dropped

The door has dropped If the door on your cooker or oven is not perfectly aligned, this is certain to make it difficult to close properly. Misalignment can be caused by the door dropping due to either wear and tear or because a hinge has worked loose. If this is the case, ensure the hinges are properly fixed in position and replace any worn parts.

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Something in the oven is obstructing the door

Something in the oven is obstructing the door Remember to check that all the oven shelves and trays are correctly positioned and inserted. If any are not, simply replace them in the correct position. Oven shelves and trays can also become warped, preventing the door from closing properly, Any affected in this way will need to be replaced.

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