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Oven latch will not open

Completed cleaning cycle, locked light went out, held down latch relase and heard it pop, but the latch will not open

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  • Sue Miller
    Sue Miller Nov 28, 2013

    This is a GE P7 Self Cleaning oven ..14 for dinner tomorrow ,, i need help

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Sometimes the latch arm is bent causing the latch release not to clear the hook on the door. If the arm goes under the front it is probably bent. Carefully pull the arm back toward the locked position and try to bend it back a small amount and see if the door will open after moving the arm back to the open position. If that fails sometimes you can insert a bent coat hanger between the door and the latch hook and move the latch enough to unlock the door. I hope this helps

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Try holding the Off/Cancel button.

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SOURCE: oven door locked

First check to see if you activated the "child lock-out". See your manual to deactivate.

You could also try unplugging the unit, or trip the circuit breaker in your home which supplies power to the oven. Wait 5 minutes and turn power back on. This will reset the controls.

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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SOURCE: door won't open after self-cleaning cycle is complete

Turns out that the latch is attached to a plastic piece (made by the manufacturer) and the spring melted! To boot, the fuse in the back which aids in heating the oven went out also. Repair man said this was typical after several uses in cleaning cycle. He recommended using a gentle steel wool pad with soap built in to gently remove backed on food instead of using cleaning cycle. It is just too hot for too long, and there seems to be a domino effect with things that will go wrong. Nothing like the old fashioned way and a little elbow grease!

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Hi,

Yes you could clean it.

Check few details :-

t the bottom of this post you will find the web address for your ranges manual and the self clean system is in side this manual.

How to self clean

If your model has a door latch, never force the latch handle. Forcing the handle will damage the door lock mechanism.
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Before a Clean Cycle
For the first self-clean cycle, we recommend
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Remove any broiler pan, broiler grid, all
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If your oven is equipped with nickel oven
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If your oven is equipped with gray
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with clean water and dry.
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IMPORTANT: The health of some birds
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NOTE: Use caution when opening the upper
oven after the self-clean cycle has ended.
The oven may still be hot.


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On models with Gas/Control Lockout,
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NOTE: The surface burners must be turned
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If your model has a latch, latch the door.
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Touch the Start pad.
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temperature drops below the lock
temperature and the LOCKED DOOR
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The oven shuts off automatically when the
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as it will go and open the door. If your
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The words LOCK DOOR will flash and
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To stop a clean cycle, touch the Clear/Off
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Make sure the clock shows the correct time
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On models with Gas/Control Lockout,
touch and hold the Gas/Control Lockout
pad for 3 seconds to turn it off.
NOTE: The surface burners must be turned
off prior to the self-clean start time.
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the door.
Touch the Self Clean pad.
Using the number pads, enter the
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Touch the Delay Start pad. The earliest
start time you can set will appear in the
display.
Using the number pads, enter the time
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to start.
Touch the Start pad.
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start time. It will not be possible to open the
oven door until the temperature drops below
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The oven shuts off automatically when the
clean cycle is complete.
When the LOCKED DOOR light is off,
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as it will go and open the door. If your
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The words LOCK DOOR will flash and the
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forget to latch the door on models with
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