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Dacor self cleaning oven

Before every holiday, I like to clean the ovens and every holiday, it seems like I have a problem with the doors not locking for the clean cycle. Well, sometimes they lock and won't unlock. I sometimes get an F8 error message (whatever that is) I have to keep turning the circuit breaker off and on to get everything to go back to normal. I can't get the top oven to lock and clean this time at all. When I call a service person out, they magically work and nothing is done to fix them because they just don't believe that there was a problem. Help!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Cheleen Nov 25, 2007

    We have a similar problem.  We have a 48 inch Dacor, which is a great oven, but it just won't self-clean.  It just keeps telling us to close the door even when the door is closed and we are leaning on it.  Help!



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My jenn air wall oven will not begin the self cleaning process. I've followed the directions in the owner manual. The process stops after I close the oven door. The door is not locking

good don't use it,more ovens get damaged when the self clean feature is used,the oven gets up to 1000 degrees and the heat can damage the electronics in the oven,after seeing all the ovens that get damaged i tell customers not to use it use easy off instead,i will never self clean an oven again,one more thing if you do get it to work don't use it before the holidays use it after just in case something does happen you might not be able to get any parts in time to repair it till after the holidays,usually it takes out the clock assy. and this isn't just a clock that's a computer board built in with the clock and this runs the oven,a lady self cleaned her oven the day before thanksgiving and her oven is old,they don't make the clock assy. anymore and she couldn't get a new oven in time either so this could be a blessing for you.if the oven works leave it alone and clean it after the holidays,if you want to fix it write back in but you need to send the model number off of the oven.good luck.

Dec 17, 2017 | Ovens

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H E L P !!! My oven made some noises this morning when my husband was wiping down the front of the oven door. Noise sounded like the "oven was going into clean mode"....but then only lasted...


Please apply the solution this way!

To close an oven door when it's in the locked position and the door is open, press and hold the oven door light switch while following these simple steps:
  • Program the oven to self-clean.
  • Wait 20 seconds.
  • Cancel self-clean.
  • Wait 20 seconds.
To self-clean your wall oven, follow these simple steps:
  • Remove the oven racks.
  • Set your oven control to "Clean."
  • Select a cleaning time or choose a cleaning level: light, medium or heavy. For typical cleaning needs, we recommend that you select a cleaning time of three hours or choose the medium setting.
  • Select "Start." (To set a delayed start, see your Use & Care Guide.)

Note: For safety reasons, the oven door will remain locked until the oven cools down. When it is sufficiently cool, the door will automatically unlock.

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Sep 07, 2011 | Dacor Ovens

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Self-Clean door lock will not dis-engage.


Seems like you found out the hard way what I wrote about in this tip...

Check it out it also contains some thing to try on how to unlock that oven..

Self Cleaning Oven Problem


Asker's Testimonial " Wish I had read this first. I never would have usedthe self cleaning option. Thanks for the info!! " - amymrocks

Sep 22, 2010 | Dacor ECD230 Epicure Stainless Steel...

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I pressed the self clean option and the oven locked but every two minutes an alarm sounds and the code F8 appears. The cancel option stops the alarm temporarily. How do I either clean the oven or cancel...

F8 code means your door latch assy needs to be replaced. Two options:
1. Turn it off on the circuit braker
2. Replace the door latch.
It will continue to try to lock itself most likely, as door latch microswitch logic is messed up.

Feb 10, 2010 | Dacor ECD230 Epicure Electric Double Oven

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Dacor CPO230, can't get lock to engage for self cleaning. I follow step clean symbolcomes up door lock moves into locked position then beeping starts and the word door flashes and the lock opens up.

For some reason the oven thinks you have a door that is not shut all of the way. Check the locking slot to make sure that there are no obstructions. Make sure that you are only doing one oven at a time, and not trying to cook in the other. Make sure you have no racks in the oven. Try pushing lightly on the door when the lock engages. For some reason your lock isn't engaging fully and that's why door is flashing. Good Luck
Below is from the owners manual for your oven.

Oven does not self-clean Door not shut tight Check for obstructions. Close door tightly
Oven set for delay timed cleaning Oven will start to self-clean at preset time.
Press CANCEL/SECURE to return to
normal operation
Double ovens only: Other oven is on. Turn off other oven.

May 10, 2009 | Dacor ECD230 Epicure Electric Double Oven

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Oven door remains locked after completion of self clean cycle

My oven door stays locked , when I press the clear button I get F1?
I hold the clear button for a few seconds and still nothing.

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Sep 06, 2008 | Frigidaire 30" Self-Cleaning Freestanding...

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Oven not working

8. door will not open.
9. oven will not heat after Self cleaning.
possible Cause
oven is in Self-clean mode.
time of day is not set due to power failure.
oven settings are not correct.
if oven is hot, door latch will release
automatically when oven temperature
falls below 390˚F at end of cycle.
if Self-clean was just selected
and the oven is still cool, press
“caNceL•SecuRe” to turn off Selfclean.
the door will open in about 30
Press “cLock” touch pad, then press
“tiMe•teMP” pad to set correct time of
follow mode selection and clock settings
as specified in the oveN oPeRatioN
oven will turn on automatically
at preset time. if desired, press
“caNceL•SecuRe” touch pad to cancel
out of delay timed mode.
Troubleshooting Guide (Continued)
If a Failure Code is displayed, the oven will beep continuously until the user presses the “CanCel•seCure” button. the oven will not heat
after a failure. Call a qualified appliance technician to repair the oven.
Oven Failure Codes
Clock Display Cause
f0. touch pad is stuck in depressed position.
f1. Relay circuit failure.
f . oven temperature exceeded the clean runaway temperature (Self-clean mode
only) or the cooking runaway temperature (cooking modes only).
f3. Short circuit in the oven temperature sensor.
f4. open circuit in the oven temperature sensor.
f6. failure in the eePRoM check comparison. (only time of day and timer will
f7 failure of the Self-clean automatic door latch circuit.
f8. failure of the door latch motor. occurs when the motor runs for two minutes
without the door locking in Self-clean mode.
befOre yOU Call fOr servICe
No maintenance, other than the Care anD CleanInG
InstruCtIons identified in this use & Care manual, should
be attempted by the owner/operator. all other maintenance and
service must be performed by a qualified appliance technician.
first, review the recommended checks listed in the preceding
troubleshooting Guide. then, be certain that the appliance has
been installed properly and is being operated correctly. familiarize
yourself with the warranty terms and conditions listed in the
proDuCt WarrantY section.
if the above checks have been completed and the problem has
not yet been remedied, call your local authorized dacoR®
service representative. your dealer can normally provide the name
and telephone number of the nearest service company.
prOdUCT maInTenanCe
If yOU need servICe...
dacoR® works diligently to ensure your satisfaction when
service is necessary. However, if you are not completely satisfied
with the service provided, contact the company that performed the
service and express why you are not pleased. Normally, they will
be willing and able to resolve the problem.
if the service agency is not able to respond effectively, call or
write the dacoR® customer Service department. the phone
number and address of this department are listed on the inside
front cover of this manual. Please include your telephone number
if you choose to write. we will then do our utmost to assure your
happiness and satisfaction.
Here is a snipet from
You can view the manual there by enter ing your oven model number.

Feb 22, 2008 | Dacor ECD230 Epicure Electric Double Oven

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After self cleaning ge oven, door won't unlock

I turned off circuit breaker to the oven and tried to open it. It did not. I did it again and waited for a few minutes, it worked and I was able to open the door.

Dec 24, 2007 | GE Profile JKP56 Electric Double Oven

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"F8" ERROR MESSAGE. This indicates a door latch failure.

Jun 25, 2007 | Dacor ECS130 Epicure Electric Single Oven

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