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Al i want is someone to help me unlock my whirlpool oven i turned on selfcleaning and by mistake opened the door and the word locked came up on the panel and i can not turn on the ovenplease help l

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HI. There are only two ways to do this. It all depends on the cause of this issue. The self cleaning function can be unstable if there are wiring issues at the control board or door latch assembly. If there is a failure at the monitoring thermostat/temp sensor, this will cause the relay contacts at the board to weld, thus, severing communication to and from the door locking mechanism. Another cause will be as stated in your post. With that said, kindly shutdown the appropriate circuit breaker for five minutes. This will force your main PCB into reset mode. Once the five minutes has passed, simply, reintroduce power to the affected unit and try to operate the oven. If the door locking mechanisms refuses to unlock after the five minutes hard reset, this will confirm that the main control board has failed. It must be replaced, in that case.

The second way to release the lock will be to disassemble the top section of the unit. this will expose the locking mechanism and its moving parts. I do not suspect that you will need to go to this extreme measure.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jul 05, 2010


    • NOTE_ You can also unplug the unit at the rear for five minutes. Use this method if you are uncomfortable with accessing your home breaker box. This will induce a main board reset, as well. Be sure to allow the unit to sit for five minutes without power before reintroducing the power again.


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