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Locking door wont open

We have Hotpoint selfcleaning oven with locking door. It got lock when in broil mode. Have turned off oven but locking mechanism wont reopen??

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The self cleaning lock is stuck and I can't open the oven, how do I fix this

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CAUTION: SHOULD AN OVEN FIRE OCCUR,
CLOSE THE OVEN DOOR AND TURN OFF THE
OVEN. IF THE FIRE CONTINUES, USE A FIRE
EXTINGUISHER. DO NOT PUT WATER OR FLOUR
ON THE FIRE. FLOUR MAY BE EXPLOSIVE.
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For satisfactory results use a 2 hour self-clean cycle for
light soils and a 3 hour cycle for average to heavy
soils.
1. Be sure the clock shows the correct time of day.
2. Press Clean. "— — —" appears in the display.
3. Press the Up Arrow until "3:00" appears in the
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4. As soon as the Up Arrow or Down Arrow is
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When the self-clean cycle is completed:
1. The time of day or “END” will appear in the display
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2. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR
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1. Press Clear/Off.
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