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GE Hotpoint glass top self cleaning oven. After cleaning the oven the door will not open even after following all instructions

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  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    When you say "cleaning the oven" do you mean running the oven through a self-cleaning cycle? If so, how long have you waited since the end of the cycle?

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If you ran a self cleaning cycle and now the door won't open you may just need to wait a while. The door locks to avoid anyone from opening it as the over heats up to around 700 or more degrees to burn anything off. Sometimes what will happen however is that the heat will get to intense and cause the door lock mechanism to jamb. If the door doesn't open for you after a good few hours or so you can try unplugging the oven for a while to try and reset it. If not though you will have to go through the front panel and go down to manually unlock the door. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful. Keep me updated on the outcome too if you wouldn't mind. Good luck and glad I could help.

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