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Kenmore 790 Oven Locking mechanism problem

I have a Kenmore Electric Range Model 790. I have a problem with the locking mechanism for the self cleaning oven. It appears that after I selected to clean the oven, the oven door was opened while the lock light was flashing. After this the lock light continues to flash and the lock is extended. It will not retract and the door remains open and won't close now as the locking hook is not allowing the oven door to close. I have tried turning off the power and pressing the stop/clear button without success. The owner's manual does not address what to do if this situation occurs. My Kenmore self cleaning electric range, Model No.665.95781 is in self cleaning mode, and now it will not open.

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  • jbreen Jan 13, 2009

    I have a Kenmore Electric self cleaning range. It is in selfcleaning mode and now I cannot get the door open? Any ieas?

  • chaber Apr 18, 2009

    The very first time I used my Kenmore electric range oven, the door has remained more than an inch open and just refuses to close. I am sure it has cost me a lot in excess electric bills. What can I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Kenmore Electric Range oven door locked?

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Hold down the stop/clear button for 3+ seconds

Posted on May 25, 2009

  • helpoven Nov 24, 2010

    We had the same problem and found an easy solution. Open the oven door

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My oven door is locked. How do i unlock the door

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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      1. Step 1 Read the display on the electronic oven controls, where the clock and timer normally appear. If the display reads "CLN" while the "Door Locked" light is on, the Kenmore range is in self-clean mode. When the Kenmore range is in self-clean mode, you must stop the cleaning process before the door will unlock.
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There are two easy things to try to fix this.

First, unplug the oven, or turn off the circuit breaker to it - so long as power is cut to the oven. Leave it for about 5 minutes, then plug it back in or turn the circuit breaker back on and try to open the door.

If that doesn't work, turn on the self-cleaning cycle again, and let it run for about 15 minutes. Then turn it off and wait another 15 minutes, and see if the door will open.

If neither of those work, you have a more serious problem with the locking mechanism. Either a bad solenoid or a damaged heat locking mechanism. Both of these will require removing the stove top to access and repair. Let me know if the above suggestions fix the problem. If they don't, I will get you more specifics on repairing the locking mechanism - assuming you're up for that.

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