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Kenmore Elite Electric Range, Display stuck on LOC

I loosened the control panel glass for cleaning as per instructions and then replaced but now the display says LOC and I cannot use the oven or oven light though can use some burners.

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  • boiledegg Feb 03, 2008

    The controls are very location sensitive.  Try taking all the knobs off again and moving the glass slightly whilst checking whether all the controls work.  Once you find that location hold the glass in place and replace the bushings and then the knobs.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    we lost power and when it returned our Kenmore range (surface and oven) did not work and displayed LOC.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    set the stove to clean and now it says lock and will not work

  • lborden Jun 04, 2008

    my gas range displays LOC now the burners will not work, how can i get the LOC off, and turn the burners on?

  • jrobles376 Nov 30, 2008

    my kenmore elite range is stuck on lock

  • lbrown0 Apr 08, 2009

    My Kenmore stove is stuck on LOC mode, please hlep?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    The center burner has stopped working. Can I fix this myself, or do I need to call an expert?



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I pressed the lock icon on the panel and held it for a few seconds and the display cleared.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

  • saada10ca Mar 14, 2011

    Thanks it's working

  • maremare1 Mar 24, 2011

    That did it. You just saved me a service call...thanks.


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My Kenmore electric oven/stove has been stuck on lock and beeping non-stop for the past few days. Neither the oven nor the stove was working.

Our solution: Unplug, wait a few seconds, then re-plug it in. While it's starting up again, press & hold the Stop/Clear button. Everything should clear up!

Hope that works!

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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On my panel the 9 and 0 buttons held simultaneously for 3 seconds will toggle between lock and unlock. If you accidently lean on the display you can lock it without realizing what you did. If you lock it by mistake simply push and hold the 9 and 0 buttons together for 3 seconds and it will unlock. I guess this a child lockout function but I have long lost my manual.

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My husband unplugged the the range in order to replace the light bulb in the oven as there was broken glass as well he removed the oven door to clean the glass on the door.When he went to plug the range in,the oven and stove top are not working,and the controls are flashing non-stop.

Posted on Nov 12, 2011

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Solution 3 worked but it took unplugging and waiting twice to get it to work. The first unplug and wait got the door to open. The second unplug and wait got the LOC to go away. However, I would not attempt to run the self-cleaning again because that's what caused the problem in the first place.

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