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Viking range self cleaning not working - door locked

I went to set the self cleaning and the door rattled - never cleaned and now won't open

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  • alabamabrock Jan 03, 2009

    Same thing happened with my Viking VEDO.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    my wife stopped the cleaning process half way. not sure why, but she did and now the door will not open.

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This is a more common problem than revealed by Viking.
Heres how I an "amature" fixed it.
Top center of many viking ovens have slots. With a small flashlight look into the center slots. "Its HARD to see" Look for something
shiney thats the latch/hook everything else will be dark.
I used a shish ka bab skwer. You need something like that or maybe an ice pick. Knives screwdrivers and things like that will
damage the face of the oven and then after opeining it you will forever feel bad about marring that very expensive unit.
Take the pick and with the flashlight guide it to the shiney part.
Once touching push to the LEFT. Keep trying as the pick will slip
many times. The latch should have no resistance if you can get on it.
Once open you can try and reset the hook to its open position.
Mine would not reset and prevented the door from closing.
This is now another fix. To keep the hook held to the open position. E mail me for how I jury rigged this part.
Mexvillas@aol.com
I have the hook held open now and will never be able to use the self clean function again. But thats better for me than a open wallet fix for the repair man and then wonder when it will happen again. To repeat. This is a known problem with Viking ovens.

Cheers

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

  • Boogan
    Boogan Apr 08, 2009

    The latch/hook is on a spring that will keep popping closed when you slip with the pick, but it has very little resistance.

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