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Whirlpool glass top oven self clean latch won't engage.

Our 2 yr old Whirlpool glass top electric oven has a self cleaning feature that has not been used until now. We follow all directions which are not difficult. When we try to use the self clean feature, the door lock will not engage.

Because this metal lock will not engage, an error message appears when we try to use this feature. What can be wrong? Does the lock on this new oven need repaired? What can we do? Thanks

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