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How to Fit Universal Oven Door Seals

Having a faulty seal could lead to your food not being cooked evenly or the control knobs and panel being damaged from the heat. An airtight seal will allow your dishes to be cooked to perfection and ensure the heat remains where it should!

In this video Rory, will show you how to replace both the main oven and grill door seal using a universal seal.

Now, a universal seal is a generic replacement, which you will have to cut to length. There's two types of universal seal, there's a three-sided seal which as seen in this video will be used to replace the bottom oven, and there's a four-sided seal which will be used to replace the main oven.

Note: If your seal has rounded corners then use the rounded corner universal seal which can be found here.

Now, we recommend that you use a genuine replacement for your seal, where possible. But, if that isn't possible, then you can use a universal seal, providing your existing seal meets these stipulations:

  • It must be a rubber type seal, it can not be made of any other material, like woven cloth, as it would not work.
  • It must have right angle corners and it must have one hook per corner, which fits into a corresponding hole in each corner of the oven. Once you’ve made sure that the universal seals are compatible with your oven, you're ready to go.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

  • What You Will Need:
  • Universal Seal
  • Tape Measure
  • Pen & Paper
  • Scissors

Step 1 - Safety Advice (Turn Off Your Cooker)

Safety First! Please make sure that you have switched your appliance off at the mains before starting your repair.

Step 2 - Unclip The Old Seal & Measure

Start off by removing the old door seal by unhooking it from the oven. Now, using a measuring tape you will need to measure the distance between the holes, both horizontally and vertically, and take a note of them.

Step 3 - Cut New Seal to Size

Let's have a look at these universal door seals. As shown in this video you have the four sided seal that comes with four corner hooks and then you have the three-sided seal which comes with two corner hooks and two end hooks, as there's not a fourth side to the seal.

Now to cut the seal to size... Using the measuring tape, measure and cut down the seal to size with some scissors.

Note: Cut the seals slightly shorter than the measurements you’ve taken down, as they'll need to be stretched into place. The seals come with a set of instructions which will tell you how much shorter you will have to cut your seals, depending on your measurements.

Step 4 - Fitting In Corner Hooks

Okay, now that we have the lengths cut out, you will need to cut the inside of each corner at an angle, so that when the hooks are inserted, they sit in flush.

Now this part will require some extra attention… Time to insert the corner hooks. This needs to be done right the first time, as once you put them in, they won’t come out! (it's not rocket science though, so don’t worry).

Slowly feed in the hook ensuring it’s facing the same way as the flat part of the seal.

Step 5 - Attach The New Seal

Lets wrap this up.. Puting in the new seal should be simple, as the hooks will slot in place easily and that's how you fit a universal door seal.

Now you will have no problems in preparing hot and scrumptious meals!

Fancy Giving Your Oven A Quick Clean?

If you’re feeling super productive and want to give your oven a quick scrub, why not use a non-caustic oven cleaner to spruce it up.

Need To Locate The Correct Door Seal For Your Oven?

Here at eSpares, we have a wide-range of replacement door seals and the universal door seals for you to select from - so you can soon be on your way to repairing it yourself.

If you need any other help for your appliances you can find more videos from Mat and the team at eSpares, who are always on hand with appliance repair advice in your time of need.

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