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Oven door won't unlock

We have a GE JKP15QA1WW oven. We set the self cleaner last night. This morning the oven door wouldn't unlock and has a message that the door is locked. We've turned off the power, but that hasn't helped. The manual isn't useful either. It's built in, so we can't get to it to be able to open anything up. Any suggestions?

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Re: Oven door won't unlock

Try hitting self clean again give it a few seconds for the eoc to think the door is locking then hit stop/clear or cancel let me know if this helps if not i can call ge tech after holidays

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Please apply the solution this way!

To close an oven door when it's in the locked position and the door is open, press and hold the oven door light switch while following these simple steps:
  • Program the oven to self-clean.
  • Wait 20 seconds.
  • Cancel self-clean.
  • Wait 20 seconds.
To self-clean your wall oven, follow these simple steps:
  • Remove the oven racks.
  • Set your oven control to "Clean."
  • Select a cleaning time or choose a cleaning level: light, medium or heavy. For typical cleaning needs, we recommend that you select a cleaning time of three hours or choose the medium setting.
  • Select "Start." (To set a delayed start, see your Use & Care Guide.)

Note: For safety reasons, the oven door will remain locked until the oven cools down. When it is sufficiently cool, the door will automatically unlock.

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I have had that problem once.I turned off the breaker to that oven over night and then in the morning the door opened as it should.I found a GE page that is below.It may help.
Some models with oven Set and Temperature knobs must have those knobs set in the Clean position before the latch can be moved to the left. If your door won't unlock, try turning those knobs back to Clean, then slide the latch over.

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