Thread Number: 73464  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
1957 (?) Hotpoint Customline Wall Oven Hinge problem
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Post# 970133   11/26/2017 at 17:59 (300 days old) by EmilyV (Pittsburgh)        

Halfway through cooking my Thanksgiving dinner last week, my oven door went from mostly (but not quite entirely) opening, to only halfway opening. Let me tell you, picking up the 20-pound cooked turkey out at the end was no small feat!

Where can I get a replacement hinge? Is it possible to fix? Has anyone else been through this here?

The first picture is of my oven, and the second shows the door in its new, current fully-open position.

Thank you so much!

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Post# 970144 , Reply# 1   11/26/2017 at 19:27 (300 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I'm no expert, but that oven looks to be more like a 1967 or even 1977, which is better than 1957 as far as availability of replacement parts is concerned.


Others here should be able to provide guidance on the scope of the repair job and where to find parts.

Post# 970168 , Reply# 2   11/26/2017 at 22:48 (300 days old) by diesirae7 (Central Illinois)        

You'll have to get it apart and see what the issue is, some metal fabrication can make a new part. I'm making new brackets for an oven door this week, will use some steel and mig welder, some grinding to contour etc. new steel rod for hinge pins.

Post# 970230 , Reply# 3   11/27/2017 at 09:42 (300 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        
Don't worry...............

I have the same oven and it's definitely a '57 (not 60's or 70's). It doesn't sound like a hinge is broken, rather a stuck return spring. None of the less, the oven has to come out of the wall to inspect the hinge channel. Please keep us updated on your progress.

Post# 970257 , Reply# 4   11/27/2017 at 12:56 (299 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        
Kevin knows best!

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Wow, I stand corrected!  Hotpoint wall ovens from '57 sure did have an ultra-modern look compared to their GE counterparts.

Post# 970272 , Reply# 5   11/27/2017 at 14:34 (299 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        

I wouldn't steer you wrong. Could also be a '58 because of the black glass clock face and meat thermometer. These ovens are good every day drivers.

Post# 970544 , Reply# 6   11/29/2017 at 07:30 (298 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
I would bet

The hinge itself isn't the problem, I bet its the roller assembly , probably just stuck.

Post# 970561 , Reply# 7   11/29/2017 at 08:53 (298 days old) by customline (pennsylvania)        
I agree...............

With Norgeway. It's just kind of a pain to get to it. Just make sure that when you do, you lubricate it properly.

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