December 06, 2017


Fitting a spring to lid of post 1995 Aga range cooker

Taking the lid off a post 1995 cooker to refit the spring and then putting it back on can be a tricky task; I'll walk you through it here!

Firstly remove the lid from the cooker. There is a large grub screw one side of the hinge bracket to remove first with an allen key. Once removed use a flat headed screwdriver to wiggle the adjusting pin on the opposite side and the lid should lift free. You may find it easier to lubricate everything prior to starting this with some WD40 or similar! Remove the remains of your broken spring.

To refit first slide the hinge pin back into the hinge and through the spring. 

Post 1995 Aga range cooker lid spring and hinge pin

Now raise the lid above the spring and drop it down towards the hinge block with the prongs of the spring going into the lid where they should.

Aga range cooker lid spring

Now pop the adjusting pin into the lid, this must be done from the inside before you drop the lid any further down!

Aga range cooker lid adjusting pin post 1995

Now drop the lid down into its final position and tighten the grub screw to hold the lid in place. You'll need to adjust the pin on the opposite side in tiny increments to get the lid to sit flat. Job done!


Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates

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Matthew is from a farming family near Bath and a graduate of King's College London who decided not to follow the 'standard' path into banking or the law. He has been working with these fabulous cookers in some form or another since 2003. Matthew runs Blake and Bull from beautiful Bradford on Avon, near Bath. Alf the golden retriever makes sure the working day finishes at 6pm sharp - dog walk time!