I have a Whirlpool Gold single, electric, built-in, convection oven model #: GBD277PDS1, ser. #: XJ4601006. Yesterday I ran the self cleaning cycle, and now the oven is locked. I can open it with a screwdriver, but as soon as I shut the door it locks again, and I need the screwdriver again to open it. The display works fine (no error code) and the light can be turned on using the light on/off switch, but the oven does not heat or broil, and the light doesn't come on automatically when I open the door. I have tried to reset the oven by switching the power off for up to 10min, but no change occurred - the display showed PF for power failure, and after setting the clock, the display returned to normal, but the oven was still locked and no heat.
Reading through previous cases on this web site, I am guessing it is the Thermal Fuse, or Thermal Cut Off (TCO) that is likely to be the culprit, and I have ordered one (part # 4451442) via eBay ($29.55 incl. shipping). Being on a weekend and shortly before New Year, it might be some days before I get the thing, and I'd like to prepare myself for the installation. Most responses for related oven models indicate the TCO sits at the back of the oven, but one said it was at the back of the control panel. Does anybody know where it is in my particular oven, and do you have any tips for the installation? Many thanks!
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Most ovens with self-clean cycles have a door lock to keep things closed when it ramps up the the extreme heat levels for cleaning. Usually, the door will stay locked until the thermostat sensor says that the oven is back down at or close to room temperature. If you just finished the cleaning cycle, you'll likely need to wait a while longer.
Check for a broken wire or even broken element on top and bottom of unit. To do this, the unit must be unplugged or otherwise removed from power completely, then remove the screws that hold each heating element in place and gently pull out and inspect the wire connections. You should have just enough slack to check them. There should also be just enough slack to strip the wire clean to make the new connection to the heating element.
If the repair has been done before, you may need to fish a new lingth of high temp wire into the location.
I have a Whirlpool MOD. RBS275PDB17 single electric self-cleaning oven; although the manual is generic, it specifies, "When the cycle is completed and the oven cools, "End" will appear on the lower oven display and "LOCKED' will disappear" and "To Stop Self-Clean any time: Press UPPER/OFF, LOWER/OFF or OFF/CANCEL. If the oven temperature is too high, the door will remain locked. It will not unlock until the oven cools." Has your oven had time to cool?
Gallow, Whirlpool put out a service flash on this model concerning the TCO located in the back. Regarding oven wont heat up, control panel normal. It has to do with the TCO (thermostat fuse) located just under the vent in back and it's tripping. Since you had the elements checked out, Im suspecting this TCO. Usually when these thermostats open, they are non resetable and you don't have any heat at all. The best thing to do is check this TCO with a meter. If it shows open, thats probably the culprit. They recommend moving the new TCO over to the left about 6 inches so it is not directly under the vent. You are going to need help pulling the built in out just far enough to get at the TCO. The part number for it is 4450934. The service flash is 22-647. Catriver...post back.
diydoris, you would have to have someone ohm out the lower element to make sure it is good. If the element is good, then your problem probably is in the TCO. This is a thermostat that sits on the back of the oven that can go bad. You can test this with a meter, if it shows open (no continuity) its bad. Part number for the TC0 is 4450934. Part number for the element is 4448696. Catriver...post back.