Oven door dislodged on right side while traveling

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sushaw
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Oven door dislodged on right side while traveling

It is hanging precariously from the left hinge. Any clues on how to get it back together? Thanks! 

Paul O.
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I had the same problem. I

I had the same problem. I hope the single hinge that the door was hanging on is not bent. But first you have to stick a pin (nail) through the hole int he spring loaded hinge, the part that hooks to the oven front wall. Then wiggle it out carefully by lifting the door up and moving the bottom toward you. Then work the  other hinge against the spring so you can put the second nail through. Now you can line up both hinges with the slots in the oven and seat them.

To secure it for the future travel on bumpy roads, push a strip of closed cell foam into the gap at the top of t he door when closed. Also, rig up a strap that will keep the door closed.

Here are three pictures that show what I have done.

-Paul
2004 Scamp 19 Deluxe,
2021 Tacoma, Double Cab, 6 cyl. 4WD
Colorado

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Thanks for the help

I’m guessing the hinge is bent, based on the angle of the door but will see what I can do. That’s quite the strap system. I wish we didn’t have to go to that extreme. 

Poppy

2018 16 Deluxe 

Toyota Tundra

Minnesota

Paul O.
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Well, we have taken the Scamp

Well, we have taken the Scamp over some interesting roads. One to Chaco Canyon, very, very rough. Another across all of Labrador, much of it gravel, but reasonably well graded.

I have a similar strap to secure the fridge and one of the cabinets. Also have a long piece of stiff closed cell foam to secure the four drawers. They are exactly opposite, to and two, so one piece does it.

About the bent hinge, you can straighten it out by hand, two pairs of vise grips might help.

-Paul
2004 Scamp 19 Deluxe,
2021 Tacoma, Double Cab, 6 cyl. 4WD
Colorado

sushaw
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Fixed!

It didn’t break until mile 12,000, so I guess that’s good?  But I did get it fixed once I understood about the spring on the hinge. I already have a slide bolt on the microwave door that has been helpful, but will be adding the oven strap. Thanks for your help. 

Poppy

2018 16 Deluxe 

Toyota Tundra

Minnesota

Paul O.
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...2nd, 3rd pics.

...2nd, 3rd pics.

 

-Paul
2004 Scamp 19 Deluxe,
2021 Tacoma, Double Cab, 6 cyl. 4WD
Colorado