March 13 Day 735: Fixed It!

During the pandemic, I have been working on my maker mindset. In addition to playing with my 3D-printer, I have tackled the repairs of home appliances.

First there was the washing machine (July 18 Day 132: Priceless).

Then I replaced the kitchen faucet (March 27 Day 384: The Right Tool…).

Today, I conquered the broken oven glass. (February 24 Day 718: Anticipation of Accomplishment.) The replacement part arrived before my travel adventures last week but I didn’t have a chance to work on it.

After dinner this evening, I decided to give it a try. The online tutorial was essential. I would not have known about hinge locks; they were the critical step to removing the door from the oven. After lifting the door off the hinges, the rest was straightforward. Remove screws. Lift the inner door covering. Carefully discard broken glass. Insert new piece. Reassemble door. Rehang. In the fully open position, return the hinge locks to their original position. Close the door. The video claimed it would take 20 minutes—but it probably took me 45. I don’t mind because my oven is fixed and I didn’t have to call and pay for a repair expert.

For comparison: Before and after photos

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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