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DIY Dacor Built-In Oven Repair Tips

Dacor oven interior view

DIY Dacor Built-In Oven Repair Tips

Dacor built-in ovens come with a wide range of cooking features that can help virtually anyone start cooking like a professional chef. 

The thing about appliances, however, is that they eventually require maintenance and repair. If not, they’re prone to frequent breakdowns, which might require you to replace them sooner than necessary. 

So if you need a little guidance, we’ve put together the following guide of DIY tips to repair and maintain your Dacor built-in oven. 

But, before we begin, you should know that the purpose of our DIY tips is to help you make simple oven repairs. If you don’t have appliance repair experience, it’s a much better idea to leave repair work to a technician, or else you’ll risk causing extra damage and potentially voiding your warranty. 

So, if you’d rather call in the pros, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a professional repair service to get your built-in oven back in working order in no time!

Dacor Oven Door Won’t Close Properly

If your Dacor Oven door doesn’t close, you’ll want to check for damaged door hinges. For this, if necessary, you can also remove the oven door to get a better look at any of its moving components.

Damaged Door Hinges

Door hinges allow you to open and close your Dacor built-in oven door with ease. Therefore, if the door hinges are damaged, the door likely won’t be able to close properly. 

The best DIY repair tip we’ve got is to check the oven’s hinges visually. 

If you hear a squeak while opening or closing the door, they might only need to be greased. However, if you see that they are bent, or if it takes effort to open and close the oven door, the hinges will likely need to be replaced.

Dacor oven door hinges

Need a hand finding replacement parts? Get in touch with a qualified technician who can quickly replace damaged hinges, or can at least point you in the right direction. 

However, if you have some appliance repair experience, here are a few DIY tips for safely replacing your oven’s damaged door hinges.

  1. Turn off the power to the oven.
  2. Use a screwdriver to help you remove the door.
  3. Remove the inner panel to access the hinges.
  4. Replace the door hinges.
  5. Screw the inner panel back in place.
  6. Replace the door and check to see if you’ve resolved the problem.

Removing And Replacing The Oven Door

If your Dacor built-in oven door is seriously damaged, you’ll need to replace it with a new one. 

You’ll usually be able to tell if your oven door is damaged if it’s stuck, visibly warped, or if it won’t close all the way. 

Some DIY tips for diagnosing the problem include checking the door gaskets for damage, as well as the door latch. Both of these components could be preventing your oven door from closing. 

Dacor oven door

If you believe you need a new Dacor oven door, follow these DIY repair tips. 

  1. Turn off the power to the oven.
  2. Using a screwdriver, remove the door.
  3. Replace the old door with the new door. 

However, if you’re not confident in your DIY appliance repair skills, don’t be scared to contact a local appliance specialist. 

The last thing you want to do is further damage your built-in oven.

Dacor Oven Won’t Heat

Heating elements and broken oven knobs can both impact the way your Dacor oven heats. 

So, if you’re having an issue with an oven that doesn’t seem to be heating properly, here are some DIY tips to get your oven working again. 

Replacing the Heating Elements

The heating elements in your Dacor built-in oven heat up to cook your food. If the heating elements are damaged or broken, the oven won’t be able to produce heat whatsoever. 

Replacing the heating elements is a fairly straightforward process so long as you have the right tools and the correct replacement part. Just make sure to always shut off the power before attempting to repair your appliance. 

Dacor oven heating element

if you’re not confident working with an electrical appliance, it’s a good idea to contact a professional repair service for help. 

To replace a faulty heating element: 

  1. Turn off the power to the oven.
  2. Check the heating elements for signs of damage (blistering, separation, burns, etc)
  3. Unscrew the damaged element from the oven.
  4. Disconnect any wires that may be attached to the damaged element.
  5. Replace the old elements with a new element and reconnect the wires. 
  6. Turn on the power and test the oven.

Replacing Broken Oven Knobs

You can usually tell it’s time for new oven knobs if the markings have worn off with use or if they’re cracked or broken. 

Our first DIY tip is to try and mend the broken knob. If possible, if the knob is simply cracked or split in half, you can use an adhesive to glue it back together. 

Or, if mending the broken oven knob isn’t possible, you can purchase a new one, and simply swap it out with the old one.

Dacor oven knobs

DIY Oven Repair Vs. Hiring a Technician

While some DIY Dacor built-in oven repairs like replacing door hinges, or oven knobs, don’t require much effort, it’s still a good idea to hire a technician if you’ve never performed these repairs before. 

It’s easy to make a repair mistake if you don’t have proper training. And, unfortunately, some mistakes can cause further damage to the appliance. This means you’re going to spend even more money to fix the problem. 

That’s why we recommend that you save yourself the money, time, and headaches, and reach out to a professional appliance technician! 

For appliance repairs that you can count on, get in touch with Denver Appliance Pros today.

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