Did you get you oven door unlocked? Mine is locked and I don't know how, when or why. Tried to use it this morning and when I tried to open it when preheating was done it was locked. Kitchen Aid Customer Service is closed and I can't find anything in the manual to help. How did you resolve your problem with the locked door.
I forgot to add that the only way the Tech is able to get the oven door unlocked after it shuts down in the Self-Clean (Self-Destruct?) mode is to take a pair of pliers and short across the bad Thermal Protection swtich before replacing it.
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Many Kenmore ovens have a control lock that keeps the oven door locked even when the self-clean cycle has not been in use. This feature is meant to prevent children from opening the door or using the controls on the oven. To cancel the oven lockout, push and hold "Stop" for three seconds. Wait 15 seconds for the oven door to unlock automatically.
After verifying that the oven lockout feature has been released and waiting at least an hour after a self-clean cycle, if the oven door remains locked, try to reset the oven. Disconnect power to the range, and wait 30 seconds. Restore power and try again. If the door remains locked, disconnect the power and try to reset the circuit breaker or fuse. Contact Kenmore if the door remains locked after both attempts at a power reset at 800-827-6655.
To unlock the oven turn off the oven and unplug it for 10-20 minutes. Let the oven cool and plug it back and check. If the oven door doesn't unlock then start the self clean cycle again and cancel the cycle after 15 minutes. Now let the oven cool down and try to unlock the door. If it still doesn't open then unplug the oven and you have to open the control panel and remove the door lock. Remove the three screws from the bottom of the control panel. You'll heed a 1/4" open wrench. Pull the bottom of the control panel toward yourself and push it up to release from the upper tabs. The door lock is secured by the three screws. Hope this helps... Daniel
MINE DID THIS TONIGHT. I HIT THE CLEAN OVEN BUTTON AND THE DOOR LOCKED STAYED LIT. AFTER ABOUT 1 MINUTE I HIT THE CANCEL BUTTON AND THE LIGHT FINALLY WENT OUT AND I COULD SHUT THE DOOR. HAVE NOT TRIED TO COOK WITH IT YET SO DON'T KNOW IF THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED BUT THE LIGHT DID GO OUT AND I COULD FINALLY CLOSE THE DOOR.
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!
SOME RANGES ARE DESIGNED TO LOCK IF THE CONTROL SENSES A TEMPERATURE EXTREME. IF THERE IS A FAILURE OF THE SENSOR THAT MAKES THE CONTROL THINK THE TEMP IS UP, IT WILL LOCK THE DOOR TO PREVENT INJURY. REMOVE THE BACK PANEL AND FIND THE OVEN SENSOR LEADS COMING OUT THE BACK OF THE OVEN. DISCONNECT THE SENSOR AND CHECK THE RESISTANCE. AT ROOM TEMP IT SHOULD BE SOMEWHERE AROUND 1084 OHMS. IF IT IS NOT CLOSE,
THE SENSOR IS BAD. PLUG IN A NEW SENSOR AT THAT CONNECTOR AND THE DOOR SHOULD UNLOCK. THEN GET INSIDE THE OVEN, REMOVE THE OLD SENSOR, AND REPLACE IT WITH THE ONE PLUGGED IN.