This excerpt from the user's manual can explain the problem of your hinge.
"... 32 after (if foreseen) removing the clip "A" - unscrew the two screws fixing the core (A - fig. 10) - remove the sprue with pliers - carefully clean the sprue and its seat - coat the sprue with a light coat of special gas valve grease, place it in its seat and turn it several times - remove the sprue again and remove the superfluous grease, check that the gas passage hole is not obstructed CHANGING THE TAPES To change a tap, follow the instructions below: - Remove the work table and the dashboard in the progressive numerical order shown in fig...."
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Manufacturer's part price is £11.00 Discount for bulk (starting at 10 units), £10.64 per unit
This manufacturer part is recomended by WHIRLPOOL, which gives it a 10/10 rating.
This spare part is recommended for your WHIRLPOOL AKZ 516/IX oven .
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