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Door locked After I used the self-cleaning feature on my GE Profile oven, the door remained locked for a few days now. I tried turning the power off for the oven and turning the power on, but the door is still locked. My warranty for the oven expired already. What can I do to fix this?

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Re: Door locked

Hi sometimes they become stiff dont worry about breaking it they are pretty sturdy just try giving it a hard pull their should be no reason why its locked as their isnt an electronic lock keeping it closed maybe their is a air vacume and its just stuck with air so try giving it hard pull let me know what happens.
Maybe the seal has become stuck to the door but it still should open ok

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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