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Whirlpool combination microwave/oven wall unit.

This is an older unit from 1990. I set self clean feature & door lock is stuck in closed position.

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  • Lanos Oct 28, 2007

    The complete model # is RM286PXV-1

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    Mid 80's (I think) Whirlpool 30" Microwave/oven combination. Has a locking arm/lever for self cleaning. The cleaning cycle finished, but now the door is still locked, and we can't get it open.


    Jim B

    Havertown, PA

  • rptripp Apr 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. I moved the lever to the clean position, now I can't move it back. I have jiggled it, but I don't even know how to remove the oven to replace it. Any suggestions?



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I think it stays locked until the oven cools down.

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Give me the complete model # that is on the oven and I will see if I can help.

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I have a micro/electric oven combo wall unit in white. Recently redid kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Any way to purchase stainless doors for both units?. The model # for both units is: RM280PXB.

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