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The self-cleaning lock on door of my 2001 48" dual fuel range will not engage to begin the cleaning process, on either of the ovens. I turn the function knob to Self Clean and the temp dial to Clean, but nothing happens. I have cleaned them in the past with no problems.

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  • faaborgje Sep 26, 2009

    The model number is VDSC485-4GQBU. The range is a 2001 48" dual fuel with a
    36" and a 12" oven, both with separate auto self-cleaning (automatic door locks) functions. We
    tried wiggling the locking hook, warming the oven prior to activating
    the self-cleaner, and unplugging-replugging, but nothing has worked. I am not electronically handy, so if this requires verifying if the control panel is sending voltage to the meters that drive the locking mechanism, I will have to resort to the $50 service call from my dealer here in Columbia, MO.

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Does the oven have self locking latches or are the manual? I assume that they are self locking. There is a switch that is activated when the locks are in place as a safety for the self-cleaning cycle. If those switches are not engaged or shorted out the unit will not start self cleaning. So if the locking mechanism is automatic you will need to verify that the control panel is sending voltage to the motors that drive the locking mechanism. If it is a manual locking system you will need to verify that the control panel is sending a signal to the switches for the locks and that the switches are functioning properly. You can test the switches for continuity with a fluke meter. They should have continuity when pressed. And with the fluke meter you can verify that the control panel is sending a signal to the switch and locking mechanism motors if it has them. Is this a double oven with two seperate oven controls(smaller oven/larger oven)? Is the self cleaning feature for both ovens? A reply with a specific model number will help me to advise you further. Thanks

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  • muebe Sep 26, 2009

    That is a very nice range...anyways it sounds like the locking motors are not getting a signal. I really doubt that both locking motors have gone out at the same time. It is going to require testing electrical components and sounds like you will be better off paying the $50 dollars and having the professional take care of it.

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