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Westinghouse oven pop883. Door will not open

Westinghouse oven pop883. Food has been cooking for 1hr, we opened the door to stir, closed the door, now cannot open. It seems locked. We have pressed the function button to see if the child lock is on but it is not letting us do anything.

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SOURCE: Ge wall oven blinking door locked for days

The switch inside the door lock mechanism is stuck down making the unit think it is still locked.  the switched is located next to the hook that locks your door.

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Cooking is determined by 3 things so let's look at what they are and what they do.

They are:

  1. The Fan Oven Element - This is very much the same as a light bulb only instead of giving off light it gives off heat. Like a light that is switched On or Off by a wall switch, the Element is switched On or Off by a Thermostat according to the temperature required. In short if the element fails your oven will be cold.
  2. The Fan & Motor - This sucks the air in through the centre mesh and circulates it around the Element and pushes the heated air out of the top, bottom and sides of the back-plate. Fan ovens cannot heat properly if the fan is not running OR if the fan runs too slowly as the motor starts to fail.
  3. The Thermostat. - This is basically an On/Off Switch that responds to the temperature in the oven. If The Fan is running correctly and you are achieving some temperature in the oven, then the fault will be with the Thermostat.
I hope this Helps - Terry

ALWAYS ISOLATE THE POWER SUPPLY BEFORE WORKING ON THEI APPLIANCE!

Posted on May 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Bottom oven door won't open

Started the pyrolysis cycle for 1 minute and then cancelled it. The door then unlocked.

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SOURCE: oven door lock

Hold oven door light in while touching clean cycle enter up arrow or down arrow then hit cancel. door will unlock.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Oven locked so I can't shut door/operate oven

Thanks a million, solved the problem like a charm. For those that can't find it, it is on the left side orf the OVEN, not the stove. Once you open the door, you'll find it on the frame's upper left side corner, can't miss it. Good luck

Posted on May 05, 2009

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