Question about Frigidaire 30" Self-Cleaning Freestanding Electric Range - White-on-White

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Oven locked so I can't shut door/operate oven

Mistakenly activated oven cleaning cycle. Opened door prior to 15-sec lock release. Lock released while door was open. Now, can't close oven door or operate oven bcuz range is waiting to begin cycle. Showing dr error (door open). Need to find way to unlock oven so I can close door and cancel clean cycle.

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  • lpeterson70 Nov 11, 2008

    Was going to clean the oven, changed my mind, pressed cancel, and now the oven door is "locked" open. 

  • roybal_famil Nov 14, 2008

    I started the cleaning cycle and a door warning light came on along with a beeping chime I opened the door and the cleaning cycle stopped but the ''locked light stays on and the door will not shut now.Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have not found a solution yet. Did you?

  • mommydog
    mommydog Nov 23, 2008

    Dr code showing..door won't close light wont go out and its beeping.

    Anybody know what to do?


  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I have this same problem please help

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    OK I have the answer it is so simple my husband did it-which kills me even worse BUT it worked and I can cook again- that even works in his favor.



    On the left hand side of the stove ........(not door) there is a metal post with a plastic top (it looks like what a pointed metal Q-tip would like like). Here the FIX IT PART- Press AND Hold- you will hear a mechanical noise- which is the metal lock moving out of the way. The Lock button will flashing and the DR will go away.



    YEAH BRUCIE!!!!!!

  • annette49 May 18, 2009

    whats the solution--nothing stated in anything above??!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    it says lock and i can't open the oven

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Thanks a million, solved the problem like a charm. For those that can't find it, it is on the left side orf the OVEN, not the stove. Once you open the door, you'll find it on the frame's upper left side corner, can't miss it. Good luck

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I was able to close my oven door by unscrewing the locking mechanism just inside the oven door. But now I don't think I should run the clean cycle and am not sure about operating oven at all.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

  • janet Sep 09, 2012

    I followed your advise and it worked!!! unscrewing the locking was the only way, thanks for your help!

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I Idon"t have one. I have the same problem

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Unplug oven for 5 min. then plug back in .

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Awesome, it worked. On my Frigidaire, the easiest way to describe the button/ metal post is that is the sensor button that tells your oven the door is shut. It is located on the face plate of the oven itself, not the door, right under the over-hang of the stove top.

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EXCELLENT!!!!! Worked like a pro...Thanks...

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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.

Normally these ovens will go through a self check sequence upon a power up (if power was lost and then restored...aka "onboard watchdog") which should include the lock assembly rotating to it's unlock position, but they can get out of sequence at times in my experience.

The other method I've tried and had success with is having a secone person hold the door switch closed while power is turned off and then restored a few minutes later.

Let me know if you have tried that and if not try it and get back to me. Hopefully that will restore it's proper function. Good luck.

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