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HGS5052UC Bosch Does Oven Door Have to SHut All the Way?
« on: January 19, 2009, 01:34:55 PM »
The door on my Bosch gas range doesn't shut all the way.You do feel some heat coming out. But it seems to cook fine. Tho when we broil, we have to hold it shut all the way are jam a big stick against wall to keep it going.
I admit we probably shut the door pretty hard when we first got it.
But doesn't seem like that should have broken it.
New hinges? New Door? just forget about it?

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Re: Does Oven Door Have to SHut All the Way?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 04:56:20 PM »
Most oven doors are loose fitting.
Heat has to escape somewhere.
All ovens have a vent system for most of the heat to escape.
Some heat escapes through the door.
If you have a noticeable gap, that is a different circumstance.
Since you are cooking fine, I would say do not worry about it.
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Re: Does Oven Door Have to SHut All the Way?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 05:27:55 PM »
I assume that the door swings down. When the door is open does it look like it is @ 90 degrees or less to the oven or more?

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Re: Does Oven Door Have to SHut All the Way?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 08:19:27 PM »
Open the door and insert a hammer handle just above the hinge. Close the door and give it a slight tension at the top till it pulls the hinge out a tad to allow for the door to shut flush. This method works on Ice boxs too. Hey I delivered em before they taught me how to fix em.
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Re: Does Oven Door Have to SHut All the Way?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 11:02:59 AM »
Thanks for the tips. The doors is open more than 90 degrees. just checked. and the light goes off when we close it, but then goes on again. and the other problem is the convection doesn't work unless we hold it shut. though i don't really need convection.

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Re: Does Oven Door Have to SHut All the Way?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2009, 03:26:00 PM »
Sprung door,To fix it right you will need both hinges & possibly the door panel(hinges insert into). I use a 1/2 square piece of wood ( wire brush handle) & do what JW said, works most of the time BUT DO IT GENTLY!

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Re: Does Oven Door Have to SHut All the Way?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2009, 04:08:37 PM »
Another thing you can do is raise the legs up on the front. Throws the weight of the door rearwards.
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Re: Does Oven Door Have to SHut All the Way?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2009, 12:27:42 PM »
OMG!  My husband and I thought we were going crazy.  So glad to find the other posts.  We have the same exact problem. At first you think it is your imagination.  "Is the door not flush?  Maybe it is supposed to be that way.  But so much heat is escaping. "  Then you know it's the stove, when the light continuously stays on.  :(  We  are on our second stove.  Bosch had to replace the first, but alas, we are experiencing the same exact problem with the second stove.  The door is ajar about 1/4 to 1/2 inch, heat escapes; making it harder to use the stove knobs, and the interior light is on due to the door not shutting.  We are looking to have the range replaced.  Clearly this is a defect that Bosch needs to address;javascript:void(0);

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Re: Does Oven Door Have to SHut All the Way?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2009, 05:32:22 PM »
The problem lies in the hinges and the receptacles that they mount into. Bosch is definitely not alone when it comes to this issue. Here is a bulletin on JennAir Ovens for example, issued to us in 2004. It seems to be quite common in high-end ranges. Yes, Bosch should work with you to resolve this.
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