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Oven cleaning lock

Canceled cleaning immediately and now the bottom oven won't open--not hot--not cleaning-not open HELP

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Re: oven cleaning lock

Swing open your top oven door all the way. Look down between where the door meets the actual oven and you'll see a flat silver hook shaped latch that extends from the oven to the lower door. Simply push that latch over to the left with a butter knife or screw driver while pushing down on your lower door. And it should open. Then generously lube the latch with WD 40 or Dura Lube or some other spray lubricant until the hook releases easily.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

Re: oven cleaning lock

We had the same problem but both doors locked and would not open. We called sears and they sent a repair man out since we were still under a purchased warrenty. He was unable to repair it and so they had to replace the stove.

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Re: oven cleaning lock

First try to reset the board by turning the range off at the breaker. Let me know what happens so I can help further.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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