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Oven door won't unlock

My Jenn Air Oven is self-cleaning, but 1 month later I still can't get the door unlocked to bake again. Help!!

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I posted a message on 12/27 and since then I have contacted Jenn-Air again and as I mentioned above the two things they told me to do didn't work, so I looked at the schematic of the unit and there appears to be a motor that locks and unlocks the door. I have a service repair coming this Saturday and seems to believe the motor is bad. Trenatru are you getting an error message? I was told by Jenn-Air that there is a 6 yr. warranty on electrical parts so will try to keep you posted if that is the cause. If you havn't tried shutting off the power try that first. They said keep it off for a couple minutes before turning back on. If that try pushing on the door and hitting cancel twice. If those two things don't work, will let you know what I find out next weekend.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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