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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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Re: Cannot get oven unlocked after self cleaning

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

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Re: Cannot get oven unlocked after self cleaning

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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