Question about Ovens
I have a General Electric stove/oven that is approximately 15 years old. It is a coil top model and self cleaning oven which has a manual lock on the front of the oven door which you have to lock prior to setting the oven on self clean. My problem is that when I attempt to lock the door the lock will not completely engage and there is buzzing sound as I try and lock the door. I checked the door and it is properly aligned. When the door is open the lock handle works properly. The locking mechanism appears to be lined up properly with the latch. I am thinking that it might be a solenoid or something like that. Any ideas? The model is a Rapid Clean III with Model # J33DMW-1
The most likely problem is that the motor that drives the locking mechanism is defective.
Posted on Mar 30, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Can you locate the model number on the oven? Also any particular name of the stove? The manufactured year. These should all be available on a stainless steel or aluminum attached plate , probably on the back of the stove or inside the door.
I wouldn't try using the self cleaning feature until we get some advice. it could lock up on you and not UNLOCK. Normally self cleaning takes place at 600 or more degrees .
I'm sure others still have the same stove., I will see what I can find for you.
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
Well... I found the reason why this happened. We had a mouse and now don't have a mouse. I took off the back panels of the oven after unplugging it and located the motor that controls the lock. Well, a mouse decided to rest there and was electrocuted causing a short of the motor. Since the motor is out of commission I discovered that I could move the circular pull into a position that moves the locking latch to open allowing the oven to be back in working order.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
Try unplugging power cord or trip circuit breaker, to cut the power to the appliance, then wait one or towo hours for the oven to cool down completely.
If the door stays locked, then there is a fault, probably a faulty temp probe that had blown because of high temperatures generated on self cleaning, or a defective control assembly. In that case you will need to call a technician to take apart the oven and fix the fault.
Enter model number here to find assembly diagrams and parts.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
I had the same problem. All I had to do was clean around the door lock. A small bit of burnt food or something had gotten into the hole around the lock and prevented it from moving all the way into position. Took a tooth pick and 30 seconds of probing to clean it out. Works fine now.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
did you try setting a start and stop time with the time knobs? i had the same problem til i set 3 hrs on the start and stop, then let it sit (after locking the door and turning the knob to clean). after it was warmed to cleaning temp, the light for cleaning came one...
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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