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GE oven door locked open - latch wont allow door to close

I think I interuped my self cleaning oven cycle by accident and now my door is locked open.The latch is in the out position and my door will not close and I cannot cook! Any ideas on how to clear this. The display reads the time and locked door. I have tried shutting down the power to reset the program but that didn't do anything.

Any suggestions on how to clear this. I am supposed to cook for Thanksgiving in two days!

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  • amosc Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same problem. I turned on the self cleaning on the GE XL44 gas range oven. It was taking to long so i hit "clear/off" the door remained locked so i pulled the door open. Now when I close the door it makes a clicking noise and the panel reads "locked door" or "locked" . I turned off the breaker for 5 minutes and didn't do anything. How do I fix this?

  • stevegluck Dec 10, 2008

    exactly the same situation

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I hit the wrong button and the door is locked but not closed. It won't cancel or pause.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    I tried to cancel the clean cycle just seconds after starting it, but the door lock came out and the door was open.  I have tried to go thru the dclean cycle, but can't because of the safety-the clean cycle won't start with the door open, and the door is open and won't close because of the lock.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    my ge profile oven door does not stay closed

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SOURCE: "Locked Door" flashes after interrupting self clean (follow up)

Hi robertkbrown...you may want to try to following steps.....good luck my friend...chris If ?LOC DOOR? is flashing in the display of your range or oven, and the self-clean cycle has not been selected, follow the steps below to reset your control: Motorized Switch 1. With the door open, locate the door jamb switch on the face of the oven. It will look like a small black post or dowel. 2. Push it in until the oven cavity light goes off, indicating that the oven believes the door is closed. 3. While you hold the door jamb switch in this position, complete the following steps. 4. Press the Clean pad, wait 10 seconds. 5. When the cycle initiates, press the clear/off or cancel pad immediately to cancel it. 6. Wait 10 seconds for the display to clear. 7. The door should unlock and there should not be a need for service. Manual Switch 1. Press the Clean pad. 2. Close the door. 3. Slide the latch to lock the door. 4. Hit the cancel button immediately. 5. Unlock the door.

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SOURCE: GE Profile XL44 Spectra gas oven

try to hold down the light switch on the door set it up for another cleaning hit start when oven clean door lock showes hit cancel if that doesnt work try unplugging it for three min fyi the doors can take up to an hour to un lock after cleaning its so it dont burn your face off from the intense heat after cleaning some take 2

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

reg501
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SOURCE: Oven Door is locked and will not open

On many freestanding stoves the lock motor is located in the right rear (looking from the front) with a long rod connected to the lock. Pull or push the rod to move the lock to the open position..

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Spectra XL44 Gas Oven, flashing "Locked Door". Can't use oven or close door

I had the same problem happen tonight. I have an XL44 self-cleaning gas range. We unplugged it for several minutes and pressed 'cancel' a bunch of times--neither worked. We finally lucked out--opened the oven door and pressed a black button on the upper left side of the front of the oven. It turned out the flashing words and unlocked our door. Weird. There was nothing in the manual about this...

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Manual lever to lock self clean oven wil not lock

After sliding latch to its locking position did you press the self clean button on the control panel?

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Profile XL44 Spectra gas oven

My Spectra XL44 suddenly refuses to ignite the baking portion of the oven - broiler and top work just fine. The day before it was working fine. Wondered if it was an electrical egnition problem - gas feed or what??? Help!! Mregressor@aol.com

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