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Self cleaning lock handle does not unlock

I have an older (10-12 years) Thermador wall oven. The clock is inoperative. I set it to self clean, set the nonworking clock ahead, turned control knob to clean, raised the protective shield, and was able to lock the handle. Locked light came on, fan came on and it cleaned for 3 hours. Because of the inoperative clock, it never turned off. So I turned off the oven, moved the knob off clean and it shut down with fan running to cool down. Next morning, fan was still running, but oven was cool. Somehow got the fan to turn off, but when I press the unlock button, still cannot move the handle to the right to unlock the door. What can I do next besides use a hammer to smash the glass door!!!!!!!!

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  • bwm2 Oct 08, 2008

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    Unplug power, wait one hower and plug cord back.

    Well, I tried that - it was a good tip, but unfortunately didn't work. I waited 1/5 hours, flipped the latch release switch and the handle still wouldn't move. Anybody else have a solution?

  • bwm2 Oct 09, 2008

    After lots of searching, I found the manual. It is a Thermador Self-cleaning oven, Model MSC-19, Serial No. 695636. The manual does not offer any help to my problem except to flip the unlatch switch and move the lever.

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Every self-cleaning oven is different. It's best to consult the owner's manual for the correct procedure for your oven. But often the steps are:

  1. Set the Start time for the time you want the cleaning to begin.
  2. Set the Stop time to a time 2-3 hours after the start time.
  3. Close and latch the oven door.
  4. Set the selector switch and/or thermostat to "Clean."
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    check ur attnuator and solenoid over it

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You will have to replace the control panel / timer. It could also be a case of faulty wiring. In any case, I recommend getting a professional to take a look.

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The oven self clean lock handles have a thermo detector to protect kids from opening while in self clean mode. The actual switch is malfunctioning the only way to replace it is to open the top of the stove and you should be able to unlock the oven. also you should try to offer a make and model number so we can give the best advice.

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Hit self clean mode again then re exit it then jam the bar over

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Hi, It would be better to have the Oven's brand and model number to look at what and where exactly things happened...

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Unplug power, wait one hower and plug cord back.

That should reset the oven, if it does not, the oven timer control is clearly defective and should be replaced , you find parts here.

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