Viking VGCC5304BSS Oven Door Hinge
Posted 05 April 2011 - 01:32 PM
My one year and nine month Viking oven does not seem to close completely. When the oven is on, after 10 minutes or so, the front of the range (knobs and all) become very hot and impossible to touch. I have recently been placing a heavy chair in front of the oven to keep it comletely closed, but this cannot go on.
Is there a way to tighten the tension springs on the hinges? I have been looking online for a while, and I cannot find any service manuals or anything for this model.
Can anybody help a complete rookie?
Posted 05 April 2011 - 07:42 PM
Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:48 AM
When I got home last night, I had a look at the hinges, and noticed that the rectangular metal plates that cover the hinges on the oven (not the door) were slightly bent. When I removed these plates (easy to do as they are held in with a single screw each), the oven closed and did not cause the control panel to get so hot. On the other hand, when I did this, a lot of heat came from the vents behind the burners - the vents at the back of the range.
So, my two questions - is there any harm in removing the metal plates altogether? Also, should there be so much heat coming from the back of the range?
Here are two photos - the first is the metal plate and the second shows (albeit blurry) how it is slightly bent when placed on a flat surface.
Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:31 AM
Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:28 PM
Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:56 PM
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