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We used the self cleaning oven on our frigidaire range and now the lock on the oven door will not stop locking and unlocking. What should I do?

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  • jenny749 Apr 15, 2009

    The oven has been cooled down and unpluged. It is in a rental apartment- the tenant had used the self cleaning oven and when I checked the apt. I found that the door on the oven would not shut all the way because the lock was in the way. I can make the lock move over by holding in the light button(located inside the oven) but when I let go of the button the lock moves back over into the locked position.

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The first step is to pull it out and unplug it and let it cool down.

Second step is to reply with your make and model # so i can help you troubleshoot more... if it doesnt work after cooling down.

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    blueextc3221 Apr 15, 2009

    Since you didnt reply with the model # I will have to give you generalizations about different types of locks - and you can use the one that applies:



    It sounds like the clean cycle may have been interrupted (see the bottom of this post for instructions on resetting)



    Most self cleaning ranges today use one of 3 different types of door locking systems. One design is solenoid driven, another is heat activated and the last, motorized.


    • A solenoid controlled system can be identified by the lever that must be set to lock the door, plus a loud buzzing or clunking noise heard when locking or unlocking the door.
    • The heat sensitive lock mechanism also has a locking lever but makes no noises. It instead utilizes a coiled spring to slowly lock the door as the oven heats.
    • The motorized design has no lever to move, the motor locks the door by itself when the range is set for self clean. The motor may have made an audible whining or ratcheting sound when in use.



    A motorized or heat sensitive style lock will usually be located beneath the cook top on free standing ranges. The cook top would usually need to be lifted to access the locking mechanism. On built in ovens, the oven must usually be removed from its enclosure (or at least partially) in order to remove the top panel to gain access to the locking mechanism. On some built in oven models, the lock assembly may be able to be accessed by removing the control console.

    On the heat sensitive style




    there are no electrical parts used to operate the lock which could fail, so the whole mechanism will usually need to be replaced if not operational.

    With the motorized lock mechanism, a volt/ohm meter is required to try to determine why the locking motor will not operate. The failure could be in the motor itself or the power supply leading to it, including a door activated and/or console mounted switch and switches on the latch mechanism itself.

    On solenoid activated designs






    the solenoid coil is a common failure point which is often mounted on the back of the range. On many of these models, the lock mechanism can be accessed by removing the rear panel of the appliance. Some models such as built-in ovens or drop-in/slide-in ranges, may have the mechanism mounted towards the front, under the top.



    Failure of a solenoid style lock is most often caused by a bad solenoid. Once the lock is located, the solenoid coil can be checked for continuity. Some latch assemblies also have micro switches in the power supply that will need to be checked for faults too.

    Be certain to unplug or remove power from the range before undertaking any repairs yourself and follow all standard safety precautions.



    If you've interrupted the clean cycle by opening the door and the latch engaged and now the door can't be closed

    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 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 RH side panel and activated by the RH door hinge. On such a model, that side panel may need to be removed to access a malfunctioning door switch.



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2. TURN THE "SELECTOR" AND/OR "OVEN" DIALS TO THE LOCK (OR CLEAN) POSITION
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F90 Maximum oven door unlock time exceeded.
F91 Maximum oven door unlock attempts exceeded.
F92 Maximum oven door open time exceeded.
F93 Maximum oven door lock time exceeded.
F94 Maximum oven door lock attempts exceeded.


1. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check the wiring between EOC & Lock Motor Micro Switch.

2. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Replace the Motor Door Latch assembly if necessary.

3. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check for binding of the Latch Cam, Lock Motor Rod & Lock Motor Cam.

4. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check to see if Lock Motor Coil is open. If open, replace Lock Motor Assembly.

5. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Lock Motor continuously runs - if Micro Switch is open, replace Lock Motor Assembly.

6. (F92, 93 & 94) Check oven door Light Switch - if open, replace Switch.

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unplug the range.
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start another self clean.
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then cancel the self clean.

do not release the door until the door lock light goes out.


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F94 Maximum oven door lock attempts exceeded.


1. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check the wiring between EOC & Lock Motor Micro Switch.

2. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Replace the Motor Door Latch assembly if necessary.

3. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check for binding of the Latch Cam, Lock Motor Rod & Lock Motor Cam.

4. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check to see if Lock Motor Coil is open. If open, replace Lock Motor Assembly.

5. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Lock Motor continuously runs - if Micro Switch is open, replace Lock Motor Assembly.

6. (F92, 93 & 94) Check oven door Light Switch - if open, replace Switch.

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wait 1 minute.
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then while holding in on the oven door.
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1. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check the wiring between EOC & Lock Motor Micro Switch.

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