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Oven won't turn off or unlock after cleaning

I set my oven to clean to 1 1/2 hours. At the end of the time, the light went out but the "cleaning" sound did not stop and when I followed the procedure of turning off the oven, turning the switch to MAN, the sound did not stop and I can't unlock the oven door. What could be the problem?

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  • Thomas Malailua
    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    the sound ,thats my question.is that the locking motor making noise ,but its broken.i need more info on what you mean by noise

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Very likely you did not wait long enough for the oven to cool. Once it cools enough, it should open. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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How do i operate the self cleaning function


Hello - Before using the self-cleaning cycle of the appliance, remove the broiler pan and any utensils stored in the appliance. Also remove any excess spillovers in the oven cavity. Allow the oven to cool before cleaning. During the self-cleaning cycle, the outside of the wall oven can become very hot to the touch.

Typically to set the controls for a self-clean the first step is to confirm that the clock shows the correct time of the day. Press CLEAN. "---" appears in the display. Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW once. "3:00" appears in the display for a 3 hour cycle. To change to a 2 hour cycle press DOWN ARROW"2:00" appears in the display. As soon as the controls are set, the motor drive lock will begin to close automatically and the "LOCK" indicator light will flash. DO NOT open the oven door while the light is flashing (it takes about 15 seconds for the over door to lock). "CLn" will appear in the display during the Self-Clean cycle and the "LOCK" light will glow until the Self-Cleaning cycle is complete or cancelled and the oven temperature has cooled.

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Hello.

Please apply the solution this way!

To close an oven door when it's in the locked position and the door is open, press and hold the oven door light switch while following these simple steps:
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To close an oven door when it's in the locked position andthe door is open, press and hold the oven door light switch while followingthese simple steps:
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"The actual self-cleaning process is initiated by a simple 5 step procedure: 1. Set the range clock to time of day. Note: on models not equipped with an automatic oven timer, the self-cleaning cycle is preprogrammed for a 21/2 hour cycle. Use Steps 3, 4 and 5 only. 2.Establish the length of cleaning time by:
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I found this here; http://www.appliance411.com/archive/21155_caloric_oven_lost_cleaning_manual.shtml

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