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Perhaps it hasn't cooled down enough; or you may have to run the self-cleaning cycle again. The oven has to reach a certain temperature before it starts to turn the residue to ash.You may have interrupted its cycle.
It then has to cool off sufficiently to safely open the door.
CLEAN PAD Use to set a self-clean cycle or a delayed self-clean cycle. One press of the Clean pad sets up an immediate clean cycle. A second press of the Clean pad sets up a delayed clean cycle. • Clean oven frame, door frame (area outside of gasket) and around the opening in the door gasket with a nonabrasive cleaner such as Bon Ami*. These areas are not exposed to cleaning temperatures. • Remove air grille. • Remove oven racks. If racks are left in during a clean cycle, it may impair function and they will discolor. Turn off the oven light and close door. * Brand names for cleaning products are registered trademarks of the respective manufacturers. TO SET FOR IMMEDIATE START: 1. Press Clean pad once. 2. Press the Auto Set pad for 3 hours of cleaning time, press again for 4 hours and again if 2 hours of clean time are desired. 3. CLEANING and LOC plus the clean time will appear in the display. 4. When the clean cycle is complete, CLEANED will be displayed. LOC will remain on until the oven has cooled (approx. 1 hour). 5. When the oven is cool, LOC will no longer be displayed and the door may be opened. 6. Wipe out the oven interior with a damp cloth. If soil remains it indicates the cycle was not long enough.
TO CANCEL SELF-CLEAN: 1. Press Cancel pad. 2. If LOC is NOT displayed, open oven door. If LOC is displayed, allow oven to cool.
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After the lock indicator light goes out, move the
door lock lever to the left. The oven door can now be opened. Turn the
selector and temperature knobs from clean to off AFTER THE DOOR IS
UNLOCKED. If the temperature knob is turned to off BEFORE the door is
unlocked, the door will not open. Forcing the lock will damage the lock
mechanism. If this should happen, return the temperature knob back to
CLEAN, unlock the door, THEN turn the temperature knob off.
Jenn-Air Grill Range with Self Cleaning Radiant Bake and Convection Oven models S136, S156, S161
Had this EXACT same problem the day before a party where I needed the oven for lots of baking.... Tried all sorts of things, was about to call a repair man- I FINALLY got it to open by following the first two directions for putting it into self clean mode (turned both knobs to CLEAN), then when it said to lock door I tried to move the lock lever and bam it worked! Give it a shot! Good luck! (:
I did it by mistake. I tried to move the lever over and of course, it didn't open but went to restart. I hit the cancel button and then tried the door again and it opened. Yup, we all here feel likes dorks!
any power to unit at all?? clear, start, clean ,button?? what happens when you push them??? clock on?what happens when you try to set to clean again??? it should activate hte door lock latch at which point cancel and it should reset itself. with any luck! what happened thankgiving how was it fixed