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We have GE oven. We never used the self cleaning mechanism, but the designation "door locked" is flashing and we can't complete shut the oven door because the latch is not set properly. How can we reset the latch and turn off the light?

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MINE DID THIS TONIGHT. I HIT THE CLEAN OVEN BUTTON AND THE DOOR LOCKED STAYED LIT. AFTER ABOUT 1 MINUTE I HIT THE CANCEL BUTTON AND THE LIGHT FINALLY WENT OUT AND I COULD SHUT THE DOOR. HAVE NOT TRIED TO COOK WITH IT YET SO DON'T KNOW IF THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED BUT THE LIGHT DID GO OUT AND I COULD FINALLY CLOSE THE DOOR.

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    1. With the door open, locate the door jamb switch on the face of the oven. It will look like a small black post or dowel.
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    5. When the cycle initiates, press the clear/off or cancel pad immediately to cancel it.
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