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I used self cleaning mode it worked fine door unlocked but now when i try to use the oven the red door latch light flashes and oven nor broiler will work it will go back into self cleaning mode though

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  • mccauley313 Sep 30, 2008

    was not the latch but the switch itself is bad thankyou,only have to rember to take burner screws out first nextime as bent burner gas supply tubes,no problem though,again thank you! :)

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Cleaning oven pulled door off can't get it back on

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First check the door is locked in place , even its closed properly and the light flashes then you may need to replace the door switch on the oven ......


Good luck...

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The range thinks the door is not fully unlocked. This occurs most often when the door latch is moved (ie: someone tries to open the oven door) before the oven has cooled enough. This results in a slight bending of the door latch bar, and the door latch switch is not satisfied. Generally, you have to get to the door latch mechanism from the top side, under the stove top, remove the latch assembly, bend the door latching lever back slightly into it's original shape, and reinstall.

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After you cancel the self-clean cycle, just press and hold the light switch; the "locking mechanism" resets itself and then the door will close. Otherwise you may have to open up the panel and disconnect the "locking arm" to reset it.

let me know if neither of these work

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See to it the there was no stuck object or parts on the door parts...

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This is GE's trouble shooting advise:

Range - Oven Door Won't Unlock After Self Clean

The Oven Door has been Locked Accidentally:

  • If no food or utensils are in oven, put it into a short self-clean cycle (1-2 hours).


  • If there is food in the oven, let the oven cool to room temperature and try to unlatch the door.


  • With electronic ranges there is a small chance that turning the circuit breaker off for a few minutes and turning it back on can release the door. latch to the "off"


  • Note: Do not force the latch at anytime!

Door Will Not Unlock After Cleaning:

On models with mechanical latches:
  • Once the oven is cool after a self-clean cycle (approximately 30-90 minutes), slide the latch over to the left.(Some older models have a latch release button that must be pushed in while sliding the latch over.)
Note: Some models with oven Set and Temperature knobs must have those knobs set in the Clean position before the latch can be moved to the left. If your door won't unlock, try turning those knobs back to Clean, then slide the latch over.

If the above suggestions do not work try the following to unlock your door:
  1. Disconnect power to range for 30 seconds.
  2. Reconnect power and see if door will unlatch.
  3. If door does not unlatch, and you do have food in the oven, wait for oven to cool completely and try again. If it still will not open you will need service.
  4. If door does not unlatch, and you do not have food in the oven, set the oven up to clean for 1-2 hours.
  5. Wait approximately 30 minutes and try to unlock the door.
  6. If the door unlocks, the control has reset itself and there should not be any other problems.
  7. If the door will not unlock or if you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service at 1-800-432-2737 or schedule a service appointment on-line.
Note: Under no circumstances should you ever force the door or latch open.

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