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sounds like the lock motor has failed. Lots of clicking noises and not being able to lock/unlock is normally a good indicator. In some rare circumstances, main control board could be faulty. Look for me on 6ya if you need any more detailed help.
Hey there gcato1, your problem is actually a protective feature designed to prevent you from getting burned. The self cleaning feature runs at extremely hot temps. Until the temperature reaches a safe level, the oven door will remain latched. Be patient and the problem will solve itself.
I understand you have a Vking oven that is not unlocking after stopping (interupting) a self clean cycle, correct ? (I think the letters in the model should be "DSOE" as opposed to deso, aren't they ?)
Though this can cause issue's with the lock mechanism, it is unlikely anything was damaged...in my opinion of course, thus I don't think you need to start swapping parts.
If this hasn't already been done, I would suggest prepairing your oven as if everything was status quo for a self clean cycle.
Close the door, select self clean and let it go through it's start-up and lock sequence. Your going to stop it again, just as Viking instructs pressing "off" which should allow the lock mechanism to properly lock and then unlock.
During the clean cycle the unit usually has to cool before allowing for the door to open which can take up to 30 minutes, (this is why it counts down from 4 hrs even though the cycle is 3.5 hours) but since it should already be cool I'm hoping the lock will go a full revolution to it's normal position.
Normally these ovens will go through a self check sequence upon a power up (if power was lost and then restored...aka "onboard watchdog") which should include the lock assembly rotating to it's unlock position, but they can get out of sequence at times in my experience.
The other method I've tried and had success with is having a secone person hold the door switch closed while power is turned off and then restored a few minutes later.
Let me know if you have tried that and if not try it and get back to me. Hopefully that will restore it's proper function. Good luck.
If no food or utensils are in oven, put it
into a short self-clean cycle (1-2 hours).
If there is food in the oven, let the oven cool
to room temperature and try to unlatch the door.
With electronic ranges there is a small
chance that turning the circuit
breaker off for a few minutes and turning it back on can release
latch to the "off"
not force the latch at anytime!
Door Will Not Unlock After Cleaning:
On models with mechanical latches:
Once the oven is cool after a self-clean cycle
(approximately 30-90 minutes), slide the latch over to the left.(Some
older models have a latch release button that must be pushed in while
sliding the latch over.)
Note: 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.
If the above suggestions do
not work try the following to unlock your door:
Disconnect power to range for 30 seconds.
Reconnect power and see if door will unlatch.
If door does not unlatch, and you do
have food in the oven, wait for oven to cool completely and try again.
If it still will not open you will need service.
If door does not unlatch, and you do
not have food in the oven, set the oven up to clean for 1-2
Wait approximately 30 minutes and try to unlock the door.
If the door unlocks, the control has reset itself and there
should not be any other problems.
I found that you cannot turn the CLEAN knobs both off before you release the latch on the door. You cannot unlatch the door if the Oven Set knob is turned from Clean to Off.....it must still be on Clean to unlatch....simple, huh? Well, it was confusing at the time!
My Maytag , advanced Cooking system , super capacity gas stove has a problem with the oven. It looks like it lights, but most often, doesn't heat up, and I can sometimes smell gas. Anyone know what what cause this?
try wiggling the door latch to get it open if not try the cleaning process, if that works, and see if the door comes unlatched and the light goes off. if not the lock light switch is stuck and it will need to be taken apart and cleaned
its related to the self clean ltach motr, if you pull hte unit out and drop teh rear panel, approx halh way down on theright side( when behind unit) thers asmall lock mechinisn mavbe 1.5 round, with a connecting rod 2 wires and a witch, well that motor sometimes as it heats looses connection with the switch. the switch is monitoring door positoin so if it loses contact it thinks the door is open and will trigger a code. the entire latch is replacabel (FRont to back comesa sone assy latch motor swittch and rod. 2 wires connect it and 2 screws(by front latch secure it. if youtry to replaceit your self i giveyou the heads up to lie a yard stick on top of latch before removing old latch (thos will keep the insulation in place) andthen when installe ing new latch also use hte ayrd stick ontop to keep insulation inplace!!!!!