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Can't find door latch release lever

I recently wrote that i had an f function code come up during my rinse cycle and now am waiting for 10 days before i can have a service tech come fix the problem. i have a bunch of towels in the washer, and would like to get them out so they don't stink.....help

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Press & hold drain/spin. Controls will unlock. Then press spin, to spin out the water.

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Hopefully you got them out, but I have the same problem. The woman on the phone in the service station said to unplug the machine for about 20 minutes and then plug it back in. I did that but it didn't work. I kept asking the machine to drain and spin and finally the door latch released. Good luck.

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Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I understand you have a Vking oven that is not unlocking after stopping (interupting) a self clean cycle, correct ? (I think the letters in the model should be "DSOE" as opposed to deso, aren't they ?)


Though this can cause issue's with the lock mechanism, it is unlikely anything was damaged...in my opinion of course, thus I don't think you need to start swapping parts.

If this hasn't already been done, I would suggest prepairing your oven as if everything was status quo for a self clean cycle.

Close the door, select self clean and let it go through it's start-up and lock sequence. Your going to stop it again, just as Viking instructs pressing "off" which should allow the lock mechanism to properly lock and then unlock.

During the clean cycle the unit usually has to cool before allowing for the door to open which can take up to 30 minutes, (this is why it counts down from 4 hrs even though the cycle is 3.5 hours) but since it should already be cool I'm hoping the lock will go a full revolution to it's normal position.

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