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Oven door won't unlock

Oven door is locked, won't allow reset via clear/off, I unplugged, hoping to "reboot" but when I plugged it back in, same status. Time didn't help: I eft it "locked" overnight. Still won't clear. . (... I accidentally hit "clean" last night and immediately pressed buttons to stop. I successfully stopped "clean, but can't make it unlock. It's Frigidaire ES300 Control, Self-Cleaning oven. The manual does not address this problem.

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  • breadless Feb 18, 2008

    After trying your suggestion (and everything else online), I went back to the manual and started reading from scratch. In a section unrelated to the self-clean feature, there was information regarding unlocking the oven door. The instructions said press the "clear/off" button FOR 3 SECONDS to unlock. I pressed it again, this time holding it for 3 seconds. The light started flashing and the door unlocked. Again, thank you for your attempt to lhelp.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    Worked like a charm.. I have a wall-mounted frigidaire, door locked after self-cleaning cycle. I just started a cleaning cycle, then a minute later pressed cancel and held it down.. and 10 seconds later, presto, door unlocked. :) Thanks!

  • judi perry Mar 06, 2008

    We had a storm last night which knocked out the power. The Kitchen Aid slide in range was off. When power turned back on, the range showed "err - oven door locked", I shut off power to the range and rebooted to no avail. I also tried to use self clean, shutting off after a few minutes but same problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    I have a GE Profile Electric Oven. I set it on automatic self clean. It went through the cleaning process (4 hours) but when that ended, the door would not unlock. I have tried starting the cleaning process again and then cancelling it. It did not unlock. I held down the clear/off button for several seconds and it still won't unlock.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    my oven door has been locked for a week.....I did the auto clean and now the door will not open.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    I have a Kitchenaide Oven and same door lock issue occurred complete with the E5:C7 error after accidently hitting clean and then cancel. Unplugging it didn't help but we ran the self clean for 15 minutes, then held down the cancel/off for 10 seconds until a "too hot" message appeared. 5 minutes later we heard a loud click and the oven lock had released.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    I had a similar problem with my Kenmore built-in oven. I accidentally pushed the clean button and immediately opened the door. The clean cycle stopped but the door would not close because the latch was in the locked position. Nothing worked until I tried your solution of pushing and holding the cancel button for three seconds. The latch started to turn and finally it was in the unlocked position and I was able to close the door. THANK YOU.

  • GEGQ Apr 14, 2008

    I have a 1998 Kitchenaid oven that also has a locked door due to canceling the self cleaning process. I have called Kitchenaid and they said to disconnect power or hold the Bake button for 70 seconds, neither worked. However an error code of F5E7 appeared but cleared after I hit the Cancel/Off button. I also called a local appliance repair shop and they said it is probably a bad solenoid. Any other ideas? I believe the last time this happened I took the door off and manually moved the lock but am not sure as it has been a few years.

  • Dixiesista Apr 25, 2008

    Nothing works!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    i have a kenmore oven/range stove top and oven door is locked . pressed clear, cancel buttons but it is still locked. help pls.

  • dogsdidit Jun 17, 2008

    My oven door locked, I got it opened but now the clock is not displayed. When I reset the clock, it flashed for a few seconds, then disappears. I need my clock display showing. Any suggestions? Thnak you.

  • dixierosebud Jun 23, 2008

    kenmore gas range ,power went off ,now have a error thingy unock dor ,and oven will not work,someone pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee help called kenmore they were unless

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    cleaned oven, now door won't unlock. whirlpool electric range. Customer service not helpful. Nothing in manuel.

  • droberts83 Sep 14, 2008

    I was cooking at 500 degrees. The oven door locked, even though "locked" did not appear on the display. After turning the oven off, the door remains locked. I pressed "Off" for 5 seconds, and "E0 F0" code appeared. I pressed "Off" once again and thje display cleared and clock time displayed as usual. No error codes are showing. Kenmore Electric Range Model 95829 from 2001. How can I get the door opened?

  • jalajaz Sep 21, 2008

    model #JTP86B0F4BB DOOR WON'T UNLOCK AFTER SELF CLEAN WAS PRESSED.Trying to reset circuit breaker and that didn't work.Let it sit overnight and that didn't work. Push clear button for 3 seconds and still no solution.

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    My display says "locked door" but the door opens fine. We tried running it thru a clean cycle, holding down the clear button, shutting power downs and "rebooting", etc. The door will open, and the latch moves freely, but we can't use the oven because it thinks the door is locked.

    Can't seem to reset. Any help?

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    My Kenmore Elite Radiant free standing range is displaying "Locked Door" and won't turn on. The door is NOT locked, I can open it, and the locking arm is swinging freely. I've tried holding the clear button down, running the self cleaning cycle to try to clear it (the timer on the self cleaning ran but the oven never heated up), "rebooting" by shutting the power off. Am still unable to clear the flashing Locked Door message and cannot use the oven. The range top works fine.


  • dee cap Jan 28, 2009

    Kenmore Electric Oven (approx built 2001), hit cleaning mode, realized I forgot to take out racks, opened door immediately, now lock is in lock position and I cannot use the oven part of the stove, burners work fine. I pushed and held "clear" button multiply times for up to a minute and still nothing....Please help me! Thank you!

  • marisia555 Mar 15, 2009

    ok we were cooking at 350 degrees and the door locked and we cant get the door unlocked what do we do?

  • lilush711
    lilush711 Aug 14, 2012

    Oh I am so glad I just found this. I had food in the oven and accidentally pressed the clean button. I held down the Clear button for 5 seconds and the lock light started to flash. We tried the door, and IT OPENED! thank you all for the comments!



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I had the same problem on my Kenmore Electric Range. Door would not unlock. Tried pressing "Off" for multiple seconds, but still would not unlock. No error codes. Clock was displaying normally. Finally decided to try running it thru the self cleaning operation to get it to cycle thru locking and unlocking the door. When I started self clean, the door automatically went thru the auto lock and "locked" appeared in the display. I then hit "Off" to clear it and stop the cleaning cycle. The door then unlocked as normal!

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  • J. Summers Apr 16, 2013

    I have a Kenmore Elite gas slide in. When cleaning the front panel, the oven door locked. Tried every thing I could. Finally found the answer on and it worked. Press the OVEN LOCKOUT and hold for 3 seconds. DOOR LOCKED will flash. I was then able to open it. Also said if that doesn't work, set short clean cycle. At the end of that, it should open once it cools down.


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Try hitting clean then start give it about 1min then hit cancel and let me know is the door actually locked

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  • robert samples Feb 18, 2008

    thanks for the feed back we were going to try that next but bravo for you lol


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I went back, pushed the start clean button, the light began to blink. I heard a click and the door unlocked.

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I had the same problemI looked at the above answers And here is what I came up with. my door was locked open so in order to start the clean cycle I had to hold in the door position/light switch only then would the clean cycle start. After a short time (only 30 to 60 seconds) I hit the clean/off button and the door latch retracted

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From Don H.

I have the problem with the oven door locked and the code F2E0 showing and here is what I found!! When I tried the clean cycle the locking solenoid would try to engage ,or disengage if I tried to cancel , but the door would not release. After opening up the back with the power off I tried to cycle the solenoid manually and it worked fine. However on close inspection I found that the micro switches ,which detect the position of the locking arm, were not closing. I found the upper bolt which holds the adjustment of the switches was loose! I realigned the microswitch assembly to close properly , tightened that bolt and all is well. Restored the power, cleared the code and everything works fine.

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My oven door would open but the oven would not start because of the "un lock door" message.

I tried the start self-clean and stopped the cycle after a minute. Did not work

I tried to reset the system: unplug for 30 sec. with door closed, plugged it in and waited 60 sec. Did not work.

I slammed the door closed without breaking it. That did work.

I guess the vibrations rattled it every thing back into place.

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  • Harlem Guy Dec 13, 2013

    Thank you that worked for me

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    daniel43 Dec 13, 2013

    Thank you very much, glad I could help.


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How to unlock oven door, accidentally locked and now cannot get unlocked

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Hi guys
i faced the same problem
i pressed the stop/clear button
when the display show dr i pressed up button
and the door opened
thanks for your all the help

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I went to my fuse box and turned off the power for the oven. Once that was done, I was able to pull the latch back to the unlocked position. I turned the power back on and the oven is working fine now.

Posted on Nov 17, 2010

THANK YOU BREADLESS...I had a similar problem with my Kenmore built-in oven. I accidentally pushed the clean button and then immediately opened the door. The clean cycle stopped but I could not close the door because the latch was in the locked postion. Holding the clear button for 3 seconds activated the latch to move to the unlocked position and I was able to close the door.

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After self clean the door will not unlock. Tried resetting circuit breaker several times. Tried to restart the cleaning and cancel after 15 min. Tried restarting cleaning and cancel after 1 min. Tried holding clear off for several seconds. Nothing has worked. I have a 9 yr old ge true temp double oven.

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