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I cant get my oven to unlock its door

After cooking at 425.  I went to hit the "broil button" and got the "clean" button instead.  I immediately hit Cancel and the cleaning stopped before it even started but now it wont unlock and let me at my dinner!  Help!  Starving.....Michele

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  • funfactory Dec 06, 2008

    I was able to disable the automatic lock w/o waiting for it  to cool by unplugging  for 10 sec. and plugging back in!. Phew! 
    Full and happy now~ Michele  :  ) 

  • nbhunt2 Dec 07, 2008

    I was not cleaning my oven and the door is just locked and can't open oven door.

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You will needto let it go through the cleaning process to comeplete the cycle for the door to unlock,thats about the only way its going to unlock now

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