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Cannot get oven unlocked after self cleaning

HELP! I ran the self-cleaning cycle. Finally got the lock to unlock but then when I preheated the oven it relocked itself (even though the "lock" was not slid over). So in desperation I reran the self-cleaning cycle--but it will not open even when "unlocked." And I have 12 people coming for passover dinner tomorrow night.

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  • 5050 Dec 02, 2007

    I ran the self cleaning cycle, when it was done, it beeped 4 times and then said end. I tried to open but couldn't. It now has a E1 and F% code on it. What should i do? is my email

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007

    After running the self cleaning cycle, the bottom oven door will not unlock?????????

  • joycela May 16, 2008

    oven is locked. how do I get it unlocked

  • misshelen233 Aug 07, 2008

    I locked the door and turned the self-cleaning on and after I shut it off the door will not open.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    oven door is locked after cool down at end of self cleaning cycle



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Turn the circuit breaker off for several seconds
this should reset the system

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I perfromed a self cleaninig of my kenmore sp4ecial edition stove and now for some reson the stove will not heat up. The light turns on when positioned at timer and self cleaning, and broil. buft will not turn on on bake... Whatever the position, the stove will not heat. I tried a self cleaning again to see if tyhe elements were burnt but they work.

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