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help - Bluestar oven door stuck

Posted by mrzed (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 23, 09 at 13:42

I have a RNB 30 inch - about 2 1/2 years old now, and though I am still very happy with the performance, I am becoming less enthused about the QC on this model - or the design.

For a few weeks, now, the hinge would occasionally seem a little stiff - perhaps I should have lubricated it as soon as I noticed - but it went last weekend from slightly stiff, to completely locked - with the oven at 500 and a pizza inside (now a very dry pizza 5 days later).

Attempts to open the oven did not get beyond 2" opening at the top. pushing harder just deformed the sheet metal on the inside of the oven door. A gap opened, which i will have to try to fix later, but I used that to spray some lubricant inside the workings.

I have tried using leverage to push the oven open from where the hinge attaches, but to no effect. As far as I can tell, removing the oven door requires opening it first - which seems to put me in a bit of a bind. The unit is past warrantee - so I am looking for advice on how to fix this. I doubt a local tech will have any specific experience with this problem even if I wanted to pay someone to fix it - which I prefer not to.

I would appreciate any advice on how to solve this issue - please don't reply to only bash the quality - there are plenty of other threads for that. I am a handy person and not afraid to work on things myself, but I don't have the first clue where to start on this. If I really do need to bring in a pro - I'll accept that advice too.


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RE: help - Bluestar oven door stuck

If you give me a call I can tell you what to do

RE: help - Bluestar oven door stuck

mrzed, Long shot that you are still looking at this, but did you ever resolve your door problem? My door is stuck for the second time so I am wondering if there is a longer term solution.

RE: help - Bluestar oven door stuck


The way to prevent this happening is too oil the hinges on a regular basis say every 3 months.

From memory I have never know a door stick that has been oiled, (that's not to say it has never happened.)
Should the door get stuck it's a very simple fix.

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