How to Troubleshoot a Frigidaire Oven Door That Will Not Close All the Way

Frigidaire ovens are sold in wall oven, freestanding or drop-in range styles and come in different finishes and sizes. Various options are included, such as convection cooking, dual fuel technology, broil and preheat settings, storage and warming drawers and sealed surface burners. While the ovens should function well with basic care and maintenance, occasional problems may arise. For instance, if the door will not close all the way, some troubleshooting steps may help users solve this issue without professional assistance.

Step 1

Turn off and unplug the Frigidaire oven.

Step 2

Ensure that the oven racks and all cookware are pushed back fully into the oven and not prohibiting the door from closing.

Step 3

Wipe the top of the oven door with a damp cloth, as debris may keep the oven door from latching shut.

Step 4

Clean the door latch with a clean, damp cloth and wiggle the latch back and forth to ensure it moves properly and is not stuck in position.

Step 5

Examine the oven door hinge locks, which should both be pushed back into the locked position. If the hinge lock is pushed forward, the hinge may not stay on the roller pins when the door is lifted up into the closed position and prevent the door from closing.

Step 6

Push the hinge locks forward to the unlocked position if the door still will not close. Push the door closed to the first stop, or broil, position if possible. Lift up on the door, holding on to both sides firmly. The hook of the hinge will have to lift up over the roller pins. Set the door on the floor and examine it for signs of warping or damage. Straighten if possible. To replace the door on the oven, lift up the door and set the hook of each hinge over the roller pin. Lower the oven door and push the hinge locks into locked position.

Step 7

Contact Frigidaire if necessary, as the door switch may be defective or the door may be bent or warped and require professional repair.

Meredith Jameson

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.