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Kenmore double oven flashing locked door, door not locked, oven wont respond

I woke up to a flashing locked door light on the control panel and now the ovens wont respond. The doors are not locked and I have not cleaned them lately. Help. I need to use the ovens ASAP and they won't turn on

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  • bensont Jan 31, 2008

    I have the same problem.  VonaD, what fixed it?  Thanks!



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Hey  i have the same problem, i moved into this house so i have no manuel. this is crazy, i hate this oven. i would personally never buy this oven. if you guys have figured out this problem i would really appreciate a response.  thanks Justine  Canada 

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My door will not open after cleaning it.

You will probably have to replace the door lock.

Jan 31, 2010 | Ovens

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Lock light flashing after cleaning. Will not

OK, what has happen here is, the actual temp sensor has failed during the cleaning process, this has cause a temp that reached a dramatic high range(above 915F-930F). At these temps, there will be major damage that will weld the contacts on the door lock switch mechanism and control board.

If actual over temperature condition occurred: Look for welded relay contacts. If this happens, replace oven control (also called clock or ERC).

If no over temperature condition occurred: Look for a high resistance connection or any other cause of high resistance in the oven temperature sensor circuit. Check sensor, sensor harness and sensor harness connection at sensor and oven control. Replace sensor if found defective. Check door lock switches for faults as well(welded contacts and burned wiring harness)

Remember: Oven control (ERC) measures resistance of sensor circuit , not actual oven temperature.

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Flashing locking door light

Re : Within the electrical enclosure exposed by removing the control panel, Look for a small silver and black device with 2 wires attached to the back.

That cames from an old thread and is a generic explanation of how it works. Here original reference
GE Profile Electric.

There is no electrical cylinder because the solution was referring to a different model and a different problem. In case linked above the door was locked, in your case door is clicking continuously, showing that there is a contact or a faulty door lock motor control.

If I was doing the repair I would start reading voltages on lock motor motor harness with motor wiring cut, this will tell you if contact is inside lock motor assembly or on control. The test can be done either from control side (easier access) or from lock motor, after disconnecting the harness.
If the control actuator keeps turning on and off , then replace the box in there, otherwise work on wiring harness and on lock motor.

This is not an easier repair, and tests with live power in there may be riskyd if you have not enough experience. If you are a beginner just inspect wiring with power off first, then replace control, and if that does not fix the problem replace wiring harness.

Here parts that must be tested, and relative diagrams:

LOCK MOTOR WIRE HARNESS (LCK MTR HARN) connects to part 999 on diagram.

Part 158 on diagram.


If problem is not in control or wiring harness, then check if there is a contact inside door lock assembly or on LOCK MOTOR connectors. If two connectors on picture below are making contact, that is the problem:


As a matter of principle , do not forget to leave feedback, or you may end up rewarding the person that copied and pasted a solution for the wrong problem.

Thanks, and thanks for asking Fixya.


Sonce the proble

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Oven door will not lock to clean

hi, these two codes together are signaling a EOC failure. the electronic oven control has failed and you will need to replace the EOC/clock. it is unable to initiate any commands because, it in a frozen state.

You can try to reset this control by unplugging the entire unit for 5 minutes. if the control continues to not reaspond to your commands, replace the EOC.

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My oven is in lock mode after i had cleaned it. I can't open it now and the lock light is on.

Control panel and oven door lock
The oven door and controls can be locked to avoid unintended use of the oven. The oven doors and controls cannot be locked if the oven is in use, or the oven temperature is 400°F (205°C) or above. The current time of day will remain in the display when the controls and oven doors are locked.
To lock the control panel and both oven doors:
  1. Press and release Cancel.
  2. Press and hold upper oven Cancel and Cook & Hold for 3 seconds. “Off” appears in the display and “Lock” flashes while the controls and oven doors lock. Both oven doors lock. “Lock” remains lit in the display.
To unlock the control panel and both oven doors:
  1. Press and hold upper oven Cancel and Cook & Hold for 3 seconds. “Off” disappears from the display and “Lock” flashes while the controls and oven doors unlock.

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I had the same problem. Open the oven door. Press and hold the light switch. You will hear the door lock move back into the correct position. Hope this fixes your problem. This has happened to me twice and holding the light switch always works.

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Oven door will not close because the door lock is on and flashing, also the oven light won't go off. how do I fix the door lock flashing so I can close the oven door completly?

is not actuallly physically closing??? perhaps the lock/ latch has partially engaged prevetning door from closing, and with the door oopen it cannot do anything for safety reasons. can you see a door /light switch thtyou can depress by hand??? if so push and hold it in the light should go out, and at this point continue to hold in switch and try starting a self clean cycle ( dont worry it wont actually start cleaning right away)it then should activet the latch assy to fully engage and suppoedly lock door, still depressing the button then press thecancel button and the latch should return to the normal resting position and you can close the door

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Our GE Profile JTP18 keeps flashing "door lock" since we ran a self clean

most of the time a simple fix....
you have to trick the door lock mech into cycling through the cleaning process (takes about 20 seconds)
Print Range - “LOCKED DOOR” flashes in the display

If “LOCKED DOOR” is flashing in the display of your range or oven, and the self-clean cycle has not been selected, follow the steps below to reset your control:

Motorized Switch
    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.
    2. Push it in until the oven cavity light goes off, indicating that the oven believes the door is closed.
    3. While you hold the door jamb switch in this position, complete the following steps.
    4. Press the Clean pad, wait 10 seconds.
    5. When the cycle initiates, press the clear/off or cancel pad immediately to cancel it.
    6. Wait 10 seconds for the display to clear.
    7. The door should unlock and there should not be a need for service.
Manual Switch
    1. Press the Clean pad.
    2. Close the door.
    3. Slide the latch to lock the door.
    4. Hit the cancel button immediately.
    5. Unlock the door.
If the above does not correct the situation, a service technician will need to check your cooking product. To obtain in or out of warranty repair on Major Appliances, you may call 1-800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737) or schedule service online.

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