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I used the self cleaning selection on my Admiral Designer Series gas range. The oven went through the complete cycle of 3 hours. I unlocked the door and was able to open the oven door no problem. Later on I went to use the oven, pushed the bake button and the lock light would flash. I could not get past that to get the oven to come on. I turned off the electricity and then turned it back on and the lock light still blinked.

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  • friendscreek Oct 03, 2008

    Hi Huuum!
    I kept the electricity off about 10 minutes. It did not lock up again. But the lock indicator light continued to blink when I tried to turn on the oven. The Model # is DF255677. We bought it new in either 98 or 99.

    I appreciate you taking the time to assist me with this problem.

    Friendscreek


  • friendscreek Oct 03, 2008

    The oven does not work, the indicator light is still flashing. Do you know if there is a reset button somewhere?

    Thanks again for your time,
    Gratefully,
    Friendscreek


  • friendscreek Oct 04, 2008

    Whelp, I held down the clock button, held it until F1 appeared then I pressed cancel and it cleared. Unfortunately the lock indicator is still blinking and will not allow me to turn the oven on. It's late....I'll try turning off the electricity again tomorrow.

    Thanks again for everything. I'll let you know if anything happens after I turnoff the electricity.


  • friendscreek Oct 06, 2008

    Hi Huuum,

    Well, Yesterday I turned the electricity to the range off for 20 minutes. No difference. I guess I'll just have to call a repairman. I appreciate you trying to fix it for me. Very kind of you.

    friendscreek


  • friendscreek Oct 06, 2008

    Hi Huuum,

    Well, Yesterday I turned the electricity to the range off for 20 minutes. No difference. I guess I'll just have to call a repairman. I appreciate you trying to fix it for me. Very kind of you.

    friendscreek


  • mert3 Dec 24, 2008

    I cleaned my oven and now my unlock light will not go off. help please

  • auntnan131 Jan 19, 2009

    I used the self cleaning feature......... the lock light would not go off, messed with it for a bit unplugged it for about 3 mins. It went out then later when trying to cook it came back on and wouldn't go off, it shut down the oven........... Now can't get it to go off...........

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Hello Friends Creek.
Welcome to Fixya
You said, you used the self cleaning selection on my Admiral Designer Series gas range. The oven went through the complete cycle of 3 hours. You then unlocked the door and was able to open the oven door no problem. Later on you went to use the oven, pushed the bake button and the lock light would flash. And you could not get past that to get the oven to come on.

You did the right thing to turn off the electricity and then turned it back on.
Did you wait 5 minutes before turning the power back on?Or just flick it off and on?
You said, the lock light still blinked.
But did it lockup again?

Please send me the model and year of your range.
Huuum

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    Neil Golan Oct 03, 2008

    You said, you kept the electricity off about 10 minutes.
    It did not lock up again.
    So, that part is soled? It's unlocked now ?

    You said, But the lock indicator light continued to blink when you tried to turn on
    the oven.
    Question: Did the oven operate despite the lock indicator light flashing?
    If the answer is yes, then the indicator light is giving a false signal and is faulty!

    Let me know the answers!!!!!!!!!

    If it works you can use it like that and ignore the flashing light OR get the switch or sensor fixed!


    The Model # is DF255677. You bought new in either 1998 or 1999.(ten years)

    ******************************************************************************************
    Here is a report that I just read !
    Perhaps you will find it interesting!


    Repair or replace?

    When to pull the plug on your old range


    Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
    in the owner's manual.

    Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
    The answer depends mostly on the age of your range,
    How much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

    Follow these guidelines:

    When a repair makes sense.

    If your range is under warranty or less than four years old ,
    paying for a repair makes sense.
    Note that ranges under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
    readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

    When a repair might be a wise choice.

    If your ranger is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
    it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
    But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
    given that today's models have added features.
    Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
    are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
    more efficient than those built before 1993.

    When it pays to replace.


    The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new range.
    Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive range
    eight or more years old.

    Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
    of ranges you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.


    Please do not forget to give a solved rating before you sign off!
    Thank You, HUUUM


  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Oct 03, 2008

    The only reset that Admiral has is to power off and then later power on, as I advised you earlier.

    Try this as if there is and error code!



    When there is an error code for this brand range you would "hold down" any button,

    except the cancel or the up or down arrows .



    If this does not reset or clear errors codes like F-1 or F- anything then the control panel must be changed. The part is $137. and $65.labor at maytag.



    BUT, I think this is not the control panel, but the lock switch or sensor!

    if the above does not work for you, unfourtunatly will need to call service This is a Maytag range.

    I hope it clears for you with thie hold down of the button!

    Let me know how it goes!

    I wish I could be there to be hands on!



    Please remember to leave a rating for me before you leave!

    Thank You Huuum

    If you think of any other questions off shoot them at me!

  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Oct 04, 2008

    Since this does not reset or clear it,
    then the control panel must be changed. The part is $137. and $65.labor
    at Maytag.




    BUT, I think this is not the control panel, but the lock switch or
    sensor which should much less for the part.What other choice do we have
    at this point!!


    if the above does not work for you, unfortunately will need to call service This is a Maytag range.


    I hope it clears for you with the hold down of the button!


    Let me know how it goes!


    I wish I could be there to be hands on!





    Please remember to leave a rating!!!!!

  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Oct 06, 2008

    Let me know what happens!
    Huuum


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