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Kenmore Oven Door Lock Stuck Out

We have a Kenmore oven and the lock is stuck out and won't go back in; we can't run the oven because we can't close the door. There is no error code and we don't know the model number.

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  • dgisch Oct 17, 2008

    I have the same problem with our Lady Kenmore (electric) Model #911 9388710

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    same problem on Kenmore Electric 709 9641--Still won't unlock after following instructions in maual to"unlock oven door"

  • eswift Nov 16, 2008

    Help! Us too. Looking for manual.......

  • stretchkmh Nov 19, 2008

    Us too! We have a Kenmore Wall Oven, Model 911.3138819.

    Please help! It's been 5 days!

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    Same thing - oven lock is stuck in the closed position (even though the door is open) so that we cannot close the oven door.  Please advise.


  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    same here...kenmore gas range stuck open, can't run or close door....

  • unionjackbel Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. The door lock sensor works because when you take a small screw driver and push in the sensor that the cam is supposed to activate. The door lock light goes out. This means that either the cam motor, or the temp. sensor is bad. The only way to test the temp sensor seems to be to manually bypass the cam and fool the oven into thinking the door lock isn't locked, and see if the oven will heat. If it heats to a specified temp then the sensor must be working. That would leave the cam motor as the only thing that needs to be replaced. All this on Christmas day so I can't even buy a motor if thats what it needs. Oh well.



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We had this same problem. We found that pushing the censor button/switch on the upper left rim of the oven's inside moved the lock and made it capable to unlock, or purchase a pizza pizzaz.

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I have had the same problem here is how I fixed it.

Step 1. Dis-connect power to oven.

Step 2. Make sure that oven door is completely closed. (You might have to use a hammer on the metal lock located inside the oven in the to middle when you open the door)

Step 3. Once the oven door is flush with the oven re-connect power to oven (the time and lock light should be flashing)

Step 4. reset clock and push door firmly aginst oven and press the clean buton. Once the clean button is pushed you should hear the motor of the lock at work. and the lock light should be solid not flashing.

Step 5. After about 30 sec with the cleaning going and the lock light solid press the clear button while pressing the oven door aginst the oven, you should then hear the lock motor disengage.

this worked for me I hope it works for you all too.

David S.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009


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SOURCE: I have a kitchenaid gas range and the door is stuck in lock

hold the oven door lite switch closed and put it on selfclean it should activate the door lock

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SOURCE: Oven lock stuck in locked

Hello there:
This is a very common issue with these appliances whenever the cleaning cycle is interrupted this normally is the result.
So what you will need to do is to first unplug the appliance from the wall outlet and leave it alone for 1 hour this allows the internal self reset feature to reset the oven.
once the hour has elapsed plug it back in and you should hear a audiable click within about 5 min or if you have a cancel button press it and you should be able to continue from there okHopethis is very helpful for you Please keep me posted ok
Best regards mike

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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