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Oven door will not open after self clean

My wife used the self clean option for the oven on her electric range. The safety option locks the door to avoid accidental opening while the extreme temeratures clean the oven. According to the manual the lock should release when things cool down. The door won't open.


Kenmore electric stove C970-505321 Type 381

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    My true temp over says door lock but doors open wot let me do any thing else

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    my oven has a temperature knob, not electric readout. It has no cleaning button to push, just a cleaning label on the temperature knob. There is no manual lock mechanism. When I turn the temperature knob to "Clean", the "Lock" light blinks, but nothing happens. The lock doesn't lock and the temperature does not raise.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Reverse door opening

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I accidentally pushed the self clean button on stove panel. I realized it right away so I opened the oven so that it wouldn't lock. The locking mechanism still engaged and now I can't shut the door. How do I release it?

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There are two easy things to try to fix this.

First, unplug the oven, or turn off the circuit breaker to it - so long as power is cut to the oven. Leave it for about 5 minutes, then plug it back in or turn the circuit breaker back on and try to open the door.

If that doesn't work, turn on the self-cleaning cycle again, and let it run for about 15 minutes. Then turn it off and wait another 15 minutes, and see if the door will open.

If neither of those work, you have a more serious problem with the locking mechanism. Either a bad solenoid or a damaged heat locking mechanism. Both of these will require removing the stove top to access and repair. Let me know if the above suggestions fix the problem. If they don't, I will get you more specifics on repairing the locking mechanism - assuming you're up for that.

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Hello sir...

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 06, 2008

    There is no adjustment of the door hinge that im aware of.



    Sounds like the door and hinge assembly is worn and causing the slack, thus causing the microwave not to start properly.



    The door/hinge assembly is very expensive.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 06, 2008

    thankyou

    regards,.
    sweet_rascal

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We used the self cleaning option and now we cannot get the oven door open. The lever is stuck in lock mode. Can you give suggestion?


Hello,

IF you can locate the model number tag (bottom left of door opening) you can look up the manual at www.geappliances.com

The only button on your stove that should make the door lock would be the clean button (self clean model) if that is pressed simply hit the clear/off or cancel key and wait for the door to unlock.

IF the self clean option ran for an hour or so, you will have to wait for the oven to cool down before the lock can unlock (safety feature)


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F90 Maximum oven door unlock time exceeded.
F91 Maximum oven door unlock attempts exceeded.
F92 Maximum oven door open time exceeded.
F93 Maximum oven door lock time exceeded.
F94 Maximum oven door lock attempts exceeded.


1. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check the wiring between EOC & Lock Motor Micro Switch.

2. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Replace the Motor Door Latch assembly if necessary.

3. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check for binding of the Latch Cam, Lock Motor Rod & Lock Motor Cam.

4. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check to see if Lock Motor Coil is open. If open, replace Lock Motor Assembly.

5. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Lock Motor continuously runs - if Micro Switch is open, replace Lock Motor Assembly.

6. (F92, 93 & 94) Check oven door Light Switch - if open, replace Switch.

7. If all situations above do not solve problem, replace EOC.


F90 is a door lock code, Try this...
unplug the range.
wait 1 minute.
turn the range back on,
then while holding in on the oven door.
start another self clean.
wait 2 minutes.
then cancel the self clean.

do not release the door until the door lock light goes out.


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Move the safety lock/lever at the top of the oven door to the right and press the self clean button on the oven control panel, it is an automatic cycle so it will lock the door from opening and then will proceed with the auto clean cycle. Good luck !

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try unplugging the unit,
depending on your exact model it may just be lost in the programming becuse it sensed the door open while locking so it shuts down the lock for safety
just unplugging if for a few minutes might clear the error enough for the lock to rotate back to closed
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Try disconnecting the power to the range for 10 seconds and reconnecting. Open the oven door and hold the door switch plunger in while you try these things. Put the control into clean for 5 minutes then cancel clean. You must hold the door switch plunger in for the 5 minutes.

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