This excerpt from the user's manual can explain the problem of your hinge.
"... Press the masking cap into the opening of the first part of the steering wheel, . 3 Check that the cable is connected to the safety switch (3) 5 2 1 2 WARNING: Always use the positive contact of the battery as the first connection to the electrical circuit to avoid sparks in case the cable accidentally makes contact with ground Take precautions to avoid contact with the battery...."
WHIRLPOOL AKP315IX, AKP315120, AKP3151240, AKP3151280, AKP31512120, AKP31512160, AKP 315/IX, AKP 315/00, AKP 315/045, AKP 315/090, AKP 315/0135, AKP 315/0180
Manufacturer's part price is £36.96 Discount for bulk (starting at 10 units), £35.74 per unit
This manufacturer part is recomended by WHIRLPOOL, which gives it a 10/10 rating.
This spare part is recommended for your WHIRLPOOL AKP 315/IX oven .
All spare parts are new and come with a 1 year warranty
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