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Kenmore oven has locked door

The power went off in my house last week. i guess when power came back on, the door became in the locked mode. i have tried the self clean mode, set on 3hrs 30mins, and cancelled it after about 20mins, by pushing cancel. still in lock mode. i tried turning the circuit breaker off, tried to open door but locked, so turned circuit breaker back on, and still locked. i have no clue as to what to do to get it unlocked. i'm not sure how old this oven is, or model number, but it was in my house when i moved in it in 1998.

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SOURCE: Oven Door Lock

Hold the lock button for 3-5 seconds...

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Self clean oven door lock


The oven door lock needs approximately 1 hour to cool down before the oven door can be opened after a self cleaning cycle has finished. If the lock does not open after the oven has cooled down, you can try....1) Unplugging the range or shut off the circuit breaker for 5 minutes. Plug the range back in or turn on the circuit breaker. Set the clock and try moving the door lock lever or opening the door. 2) Set the self-clean cycle again and only allow it to work for 15 minutes. Cancel the self-clean cycle and allow the oven to cool. Gently try moving the door lock lever or opening the door.

Most ranges today use 3 different types of door locks...one is a solenoid controlled lock ( you hear a loud buzz noise when setting or unlocking the lock and has a arm that you must move to set the lock )...another is a heat sensitive lock ( has a arm that you must move to lock and un-lock, makes no noises and has a spring that slowly moves to lock the door will the oven is heating up )...Some locks are motorized ( no handle to move, the motor locks the door by it's self when you set the range for self clean )... If the motorized and heat sensitive locks fails to open after the self clean cycle, you must access the lock and move it yourself to open the door. On the free standing ranges, most times you must lift the cook top to access the lock mechanism. On built in ovens, the oven must be pulled out to remove the top access panel to get at the lock mechanism. Some build in ovens can have the control console removed to access the lock system. On the heat sensitive style of lock, there are no electrical parts to operate the lock, usually you will need to replace the lock. On the motorized style of lock, you will have to use a ohm/volt meter to test why the motor will not work. On the solenoid style of lock, the solenoid is often mounted on the back of the range and can be accessed by removing the rear panel, some may be mounted at the front, such as in a built in oven. The failure of the solenoid style of lock is normally caused by a bad lock solenoid In order to get your door open, you must operate the door latch mechanism manually. Unplug or remove power from the range. Take the rear cover off the range. Locate the door latch assembly and operate it manually and open your door. Then check continuity of the solenoid. Some of the latch assemblies have micro switches to supply power also. You may need to check them. You should be able to get the door open and use your range until you can get a tech to repair if you can not repair yourself.

If you've interrupted the clean cycle or have accidentally set the clean cycle with the oven door open, the latch may have engaged and now the door can't be closed because it will hit the latch. There may be a door activated* switch on the front face of the oven. In this case you may need to manually press that door switch with your finger while at the same time canceling the clean cycle to get the latch to retract so the door can close fully again.
*On -some- Frigidaire built ranges, the switch is located behind the right hand side panel and activated by the right hand door hinge. On this model, the side panel may need to be removed to access a malfunctioning door switch.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Cancelled self-clean, F9 code came up, door lock light flashing, can't use oven

HI,
your model number confirms that your range was manufactured by WCI (Frigidaire). although this doesn't help you now, it may help if parts are needed.

now, there is an indepth guide online to fixing this common problem and I would like you to go through it and see if it helps you solve your problem.

http://www.applianceaid.com/clean-lock.html

If you have found this site previously then I apologise, if you still need help, by all means post again and someone more qualified may help.

Hope this is of use to you ;)

Phil

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 790 Oven Locking mechanism problem

hold down the stop/clear button for 3+ seconds

Posted on May 25, 2009

taran_2005
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SOURCE: Self clean oven door wouldn't unlock!

Hi,
Try a trick that was given by an expert :-
All I needed to do was unscrew the 2 screws holding the lock assembly and it released it!! I screwed it back in and set the oven to self clean and it worked!!
Unless , F9 refers to slave micro not working. A condition in which you might need to replace control board.
Thanks.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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