Originally Posted by richappy
One of the hinges came out of the frame. I think to put it back, you stick the hinge in all the way, then pull up on the door till it seats properly. This stove has two steel pins in the frame on each side and the hinge must engage them. Any help would be appreciated.
Update, found broken hinge, plus the model # I gave is wrong.
The oven door is far easier to get off than put back on if you don't know how. On the Whirlpool 465 oven door, there are two spring loaded hinge assemblies that must be locked into a preload position in order for them to properly install the door. It really is quite simply, but caution must be taken to avoid injury. With door supported on a table or other flat surface, inside bottom of door surface facing you and handle side away from you. Be careful not to break glass front panel. You must pull each latching assembly back (towards you) far enough to see there is a hole in the side of each. Place 2 carpenter's nails small enough to fit through these holes but large enough they will rest on the surrounding surface, preventing the latches from returning to rest position. These latches are are spring loaded and require a fair amount of strength to pull back, -- BE CAREFUL! Once you have the latches locked out, insert the door at a 45 degree angle, while pushing the door inward (at the bottom) to the oven. Now let the door down to a full open position. If the latches are positioned correctly, the nails will move freely. Remove the nails from each side and close the door. Good luck.