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After self cleaning ge oven, door won't unlock


I'm stuck with an oven that won't open after self-cleaning. It constantly flashes door locked and beeps about every 10 minutes.

It's Christmas Eve and I have to do my holiday baking!


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Re: after self cleaning ge oven, door won't unlock

I turned off circuit breaker to the oven and tried to open it. It did not. I did it again and waited for a few minutes, it worked and I was able to open the door.

Posted on Aug 10, 2010

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