Sunday, June 10, 2012

How To Replace The Oven Door Glass

The inner door glass of this Ariston oven was glued in place at the factory. Unfortunately it had become partially unstuck and needed gluing back in place. To do this you nee a silicon glue which can withstand the 300ºC temperature of the oven and remain flexible to absorb the expansion and contraction of the metal door frame. I couldn't find this in my local hardware store so once again I had to buy online. Luckily there are various options available. I bought 3 tubes of glue from which came with a handy scraper and plastic gloves to protect your skin from the silicon glue.


How to Replace Oven Door Glass Step 1

First we remove the door from the oven as described in this post: How to remove an oven door

How to Replace Oven Door Glass Step 2

Next we disassemble the oven door as described in this post: How to replace oven door hinges

How to Replace Oven Door Glass Step 3

We now remove the partially unstuck inner door glass from the door frame and thoroughly clean both parts with KH7 de-greaser. We scrape off the left over glue and any burnt on grease using a razor blade scraper before cleaning both parts again with the de-greaser.

oven door glass

How to Replace Oven Door Glass Step 4

Once both parts are thoroughly clean and grease-free we clean the glass and the metal where we are going to glue it to with alcohol. Lastly we wipe the surfaces which are going to be glued with the wipes provided with the glue. It is essential that both parts are absolutely clean and grease free otherwise the glue wont stick properly.

clean ariston door

How to Replace Oven Door Glass Step 5

Te next step is to prepare ourselves to glue the glass back in place. We put newspaper on the kitchen table to protect it and the oven door on top. We then put the glass in place and use small strips of masking tape to mark where the glass goes. The strips of tape are both a guide for when we put the silicon glue on the frame and subsequently allow us to locate the glass correctly without having to move it and smear the glue around. We also do a dry run with the cam clamps to check that we are 100% ready before adding glue - this avoids nasty surprises when the glue is applied.

How to Replace Oven Door Glass Step 6

Apply a continuous bead of glue around the perimeter of the metal frame using the strips of masking tape as a guide.

NOTE: There is a 2mm lip around the edge of the metal frame. This means that it is essential that the bead of glue is deep enough to ensure that it comes into contact with the glass all the way round. We used 3 tubes of silicon glue.

glue door glass

How to Replace Oven Door Glass Step 6

Now we position the glass in the door and clamp it gently in place with 2 cam clamps (using plywood to spread the load evenly across the glass). It is important that you don't clamp it too tightly, the idea is to hold the glass in place as the glue dries, not to create "glue squeeze-out" or heaven forbid damage the glass!

How to Replace Oven Door Glass Step 7

We leave the glue to dry for 48 hours before un-clamping. Once the clamps are off we remove the strips of tape and check that the glass is glued in place correctly.

How to Replace Oven Door Glass Step 8

Finally we reassemble the door as described in the post: How to replace oven door hinges

And reattach it to the oven as described in:  How to remove an oven door

As always, if you have any comments or questions please leave a comment below.


  1. What nice info on this post! All information really useful.I love your stuff very much.Thanks for sharing this helpful post.

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  2. Hi John,

    Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you found this post helpful.

  3. Hi - Could you tell me the model number of the Ariston oven as I have just broken the outer glass whist trying to remove the door trim. I think it was glued on and would not easily lift off.


    1. Hello Paul,

      Sorry to hear that. I'm not sure which model this oven is (unfortunatly there was no reference number in the normal places) but the outer glass wasn't glued in. As soon as the screws holding the door trim and handle were removed everything came apart very easily.

      I found the replacement hinges at espares. I just took measurements and compared with the specifications and photos on their website. They have a lot of spare parts and dispatched very quickly.

      Heres a link toespares - ariston parts

      I hope this helps

  4. Replacing the door glass is a common DIY project we come across. Extreme care should be taken while performing each of the steps. Thanks a lot for sharing this post with us.

    1. You're welcome ! Thanks for your comment.

  5. hi there
    good to know some one else has had this problem if it was not for this would have cost me the price of a new oven well done and thanks for the help

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for your comment. I'm glad to hear that you found this post useful.

  6. Where can I find the degreaser you mentioned? Is there another degreaser that you could recommend?

    1. Hi, you should be able to find KH7 in your local supermarket. Otherwise just look for a spray on kitchen cleaner, the type of thing you use to clean the worktop and tiles. Don't forget to give the door glass a final clean with alcohol.