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How do I replace an Oven Door Outer Glass Panel in a Gas Range?

It's possible that the oven door lock assembly has failed and needs to be replaced, if the oven doesn't automatically lock when you start the self-clean cycle or it doesn't open after cooling to room temperature. If the child lock-out doesn't work on an oven that has that feature, you should replace it.

There is a relay control board in some ranges. The bake element or a surface element can be controlled by electrical relays on the relay board. The relay control board needs to be replaced if it is malfunctioning.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Unplug the range

    Pull the range forward and then plug it. Someone can help you move the range. To prevent scratching the flooring, put the range on cardboard.

  2. Remove the back panel

    Press the panel against the range as you remove the last couple of screws to make sure it doesn't fall. To set the panel aside, lower it to the floor. Before removing the back panel, you might need to loosen the power cord. The Installation Guide shows how to remove the power cord.

  3. Disconnect the wires from the door lock assembly

    If you want to attach the wires to the door lock assembly the same way, you need to take a picture of the wires and mark them with numbered pieces of masking tape. The oven door lock motor assembly has wires that need to be disconnected.

  4. Remove the door lock assembly

    Attach the door lock assembly to the mounting screws. Pull the oven door lock motor assembly down to release it from the connecting rod. The door lock assembly needs to be removed from the range.

  5. Install the new oven door lock assembly

    Put the connecting rod in the opening of the oven door lock motor assembly. Attach the door lock assembly to the assembly.

  6. Reconnect the wires

    The digital image or numbered tags show the location of the wires on the oven door lock assembly.

  7. Reattach the back panel

    Put the outer back panel on the back of the range so that the holes are in place.

  8. Plug in the range

    Push the range into position by plugging in the range. The anti-tip brackets need to be properly engaged in the rear leveling foot.

  9. Remove the door

    Open the oven door. To get the locking tabs on the unlocked side of the door, use a slot screwdriver. The broil stop position is open when the door is raised. Lift up and out of the oven door if you want to. If you want to remove the door from your model, check your owner's manual.

  10. Remove the handle

    A towel-covered table is a good place to place the oven door. Remove the screws that secure the door handle to the top of the oven door by using the type of screwdriver that fits the screws. The handle should be removed. The screws hold the handle in place. Remove the handle and the trim might shift. It will be removed in a later step.

  11. Remove the inner door panel

    The oven door has screws at it. Set the inner door panel assembly on the padded surface after removing it from the outer door panel.

  12. Remove the top trim

    The channels that hold the top trim to the oven door should be removed. The top trim should be removed.

  13. Separate the door panel frame from the glass window

    The outer door panel frame has foam tape attached to it. There are strips of double-stick foam tape on the metal frame. The door frame has a glass panel on it. The oven's glass panel should be put away. Remove the foam tape from the front of the door frame using a scraper. You can try to get rid of it with the help of a solvent. If you bend the door frame, take care to not damage it. The frame will have to be replaced if it is bent or damaged in this step. If the outer front door glass panel is broken use caution when handling, storing and disposing of the glass to avoid lacerations.

  14. Attach the new outer door glass panel

    On the padded surface, put the new glass panel face down. The double-stick foam tape can be applied to the same areas on the frame where it was before. Carefully position the frame on top of the glass panel to make sure it's lined up. Double-stick tape bonds the surfaces if the frame is pressed onto the outer door glass.

  15. Reattach the top door trim

    There are channels at the top of the door frame that you can slide the top door trim into. The top trim needs to be seated and lined up properly.

  16. Reassemble the door panels

    The outer door panel and frame should be positioned above the inner door panel. Carefully lower the inner door panel assembly. Attach the inner door panel assembly to the outer door panel frame with the help of the screws at the bottom of the door.

  17. Reattach the handle

    The door handle needs to be positioned at the top of the door. To hold the door handle in place, insert the screws and loosen the screws. If you meet resistance while turning the screw, back out the screw and tighten it again.

  18. Tighten all screws

    Give the screwdriver a firm twist to snug the screw in the door handle after you tighten the screws. The screws on the door assembly need to be tightened. Don't be tense.

  19. Reattach the door

    The oven door hinges should be put back into the receiver on the front of the range or oven frame if the door is placed in the broil position. You can open the door and lock it with the hinge locking pins. The door of the oven should be closed. Refer to the owner's manual for directions to get the oven door back in place.

Time required:

45 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

1/4-inch nut driver, phillips screwdriver, scraper, screwdriver, slot screwdriver, work gloves.

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