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Self clean inoperative

We have a kitchenaid stove, KESC307HWW6, with a defective self clean function. Selecting the clean function and then start causes a buzz for a second and then several seconds later the short buzz occurs again. This repeats about four or five times then an error code "F5 E1" appears in the display. Selecting canel returns oven to normal. I can force the oven into cleaning cycle with the door open by holding the door close switch in and manualy turning the door locking latch clockwise about 1/4 turn. I am tempted to close door and reach through the front vent to turn the latch so we can clean the oven, but I am afraid the latch will not turn back when cycle is over. Any help would sure be nice. Also where might I get hold of a service manual? Thanks, Superglide

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  • Don Williams Mar 05, 2007

    Excellent advice! The oven lock assembly was indeed bad. I discovered that we had purchased a 5-year warranty that was 2 weeks from running out, so I called Sears and let them fix it for nothing. What bothers me is that the relay shaft is part plastic and that part melted like hot butter. We had only used the self clean feature about 3 times in those 5 years. Is this going to happen again?? Nothing was said about a recall, but sure has signs of one. Thanks again for advice and part no.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    Can't get the door unlocked and get F5:E7 error message which is "door unlocked but will not unlatch". This happened 6 months after purchase--and today, 5 years after purchase. At the early failure the melted solenoid was replaced and then it took another visit to "adjust a microswitch" before it worked. It seems that the plastic around the solenoid is a real lemon.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    ovan will not turn on when in self clean or just turning on the ovan door will not lock when doors closed it says it is not closed

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Dear Superglide, An error code "F5 E1" means "door latch not operating". In such situation I would recomend to replace the oven lock assy (part # 9782611 ) which is located on the back panel.If you are going to do it yourself - DO NOT forget to unplug the power cord first. About service manual - try to call Kitchen Aid directly.

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