I can move the slide lock left to right without any problem. But I can not open door!! It has been more than 24 hours, the oven is off. I even unplugged it. Still can not open door. It seems it is being hung up on something.?
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Re: cant open door to oven
Unplug the unit or
shut off the circuit breaker for 5 minutes. Plug the unit back in or
turn on the circuit breaker. Set the clock and gently try moving the
door lock lever (is so equipped) or opening the door.
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 (is so equipped) or opening the door.
Maybe the slide lock has broken off and the broke piece is jamming the door into the lock position. If you can do it yourself, you may need to unscrew the oven and check the slide lock for broken pieces and remove them.
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The F5E1 message means that the door lock mechanism isn't working. This could be a fault at the lock, the mechanism or the wiring.
First press and hold Cancel to clear the error temporarily. Another code should appear. Press Cancel again to clear the second error. (Some models require unplugging the power cord to reset the code.)
To unlock the door, take a metal wire hanger and bend it. Slide it into the door opening and try to get the lock to move. (The lock is in the middle of the opening.) Then try to open the door. Otherwise, see below to see if you can unlock the door from the back of the unit.
You can check some of the parts by taking off the back panel and attempting to move the lock. Similarly check the motor and the cam that controls the lock. It should take a bit of force to move but not a lot.
To self clean that oven REMOVE THE RACKS, slide the door latch from the right to the left,push the self clean button,push the up/down arrows to set the clean time (usual clean time is 4 hours 30 minutes) push start
After the clean is over it may take a additional hour before the door will open if the latch doesn't move back easily to the the right once self clean clean is done do not force it just wait more time
was advised to disconnect power for at least 60 seconds to clear the control
board. I did this several times with no luck getting the door unlocked. However,
a few hours later, the door did finally unlock. Not sure what ultimately caused
the door to unlock, but happy that I did not have to replace the control board or Try
this to get the oven door open. Turn off the power, take a coat hanger and bent
at 90 degree angle about 2 inches long. Turn the wire side ways along the top of
the door, 2 inches to the right of center, turn your wire so the bent piece is
down. Now pull out on the door and move the wire to the left. This should unlock
your door so you can get to dinner. What may have happened is that the oven sensor has locked the door for safety. That does
Both the oven" ON " light and " Clean " light will flash when the clean has finished . When the " clean " light flashes , slide the latch handle to the left as far as it will go , then turn the " OVEN SET " knob to " OFF " to open the door.
Take off the burner platform over the oven. Slide out the drip platform completely. Remove the access plate over the oven (Use a Phillips head sideways in a locking wrench to loosen screws). Using a long screwdriver slide the locking arm to the left of the oven as you face it, jiggle it a bit and it should release. I hesitate to clean the oven again but at least I now know how to release the lock and I saved $150.00 from my local appliance repair bandit.
After self cleaning the range the door won't open.... 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 theheat sensitivestyle 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 badlock 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.
If you can not open this door, then the problem probably is that you stopped the clean cycle before it was finished. Restart the cycle, and set it at the minimum of 3 hours, and then when it is finished, it will release the latch that locks the door. I had this problem last night, and after the cycle was finished, the door latch was released. Hope this helps.
Had this EXACT same problem the day before a party where I needed the oven for lots of baking.... Tried all sorts of things, was about to call a repair man- I FINALLY got it to open by following the first two directions for putting it into self clean mode (turned both knobs to CLEAN), then when it said to lock door I tried to move the lock lever and bam it worked! Give it a shot! Good luck! (:
If the unit is a self-cleaner, you should remove everything from the oven (including the racks as the self-clean mode will remove necessary lubrication from the racks if left inside). If the range has a slide lock on top of the oven door, move it from left to right to lock the door, then press the self-clean button. If it does not have a slide lock, it should have a magnetic lock which will engage when the self-clean function is activated. The oven will reach approx. 800 degrees for about 3 hours. When it cools, you should see a white powdery substance in the oven. Wipe this up and you are done.