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Can not find the locking mechanism on g.e. mongram oven

I need to clean my g.e. monogram oven. The top is gas and the oven is electric with a griddle in the middle. Can NOT find model number! I have removed the racks and the side pieces and if I can only lock the darn thing, I can get this over and done with.

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Re: can not find the locking mechanism on g.e. mongram...

I'm not sure I understand what your problem is here...

The model number is usually found on a tag on the back of the unit, inside the cooking cavity, along the side of the control panel frame, along the edge of the door frame, or on the owner's manual if you have it.

If you still can't find the model number, please tell us what exact problem you're having and / or what you're tryng to do, and we'd be very happy to help you the best we can.

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When I turn on my oven for cleaning it shows a f9 problem...could you help me with that

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Disconnect power to the oven.
Step 2

Open the oven door. Remove three screws from underneath the oven's control panel. Lift the control panel straight up to disengage the mounting pins on the top corners of the panel, then tip the panel toward you.
Step 3

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Step 4

Inspect the wires that connect the door lock mechanism to the control panel. Check for pinched or broken wires. Check for wires with frayed insulation. Repair wires as needed if defects are present.
Step 5

Locate the six-pin connector on the door lock motor on the right end of the door lock mechanism.
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