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Oven door lock motor continues to run. Cannot cook with oven.

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  • jerrykrupp Aug 04, 2010

    I have tried pushing all of the "off" buttons on our Frigidaire electronic oven and the motor continues to run. When the lock is not engaged, I open the door and the motor stops but the light goes on. While the door is closed, I cannot turn on the oven and the locking motor continues to run.

  • jerrykrupp Aug 04, 2010

    We did not start the clean cycle on our oven. The motor on our door began running on its own. We are unable to stop this cycle and unable to use the oven to bake. We have turned off the circuit breaker and turned it back on, with no success. Is there a way to unplug the electric motor for the door latch?

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Hi. There are two areas of concern here. The main concern will be the relay on the main control board. This relay may be stuck in the on position, thus, continuing to allow a closed circuit. This issue will maintain power to the switch, which in return, will cause what you are experiencing. The second area will be the actual door locking mechanism, itself. This switch may be defective or damaged(welded contacts). The necessary actions are to unplug the unit for five minutes. This will force the main board to reset, thus, allowing for the locking mechanism to shutdown. Once the five minutes are up, simply, reintroduce power to the unit and try to initiate a cycle. If this issue continues after the reset, this will confirm the damage to the main board.

Before you purchase the new main control board, kindly, follow the procedure below to test the door locking mechanism. If the door locking mechanism passes the test, this will isolate the main board as the lone culprit. Although the main board will be the common culprit in your case, I would recommend to test the door locking mechanism to be sure that you don't have a combination fault condition. The test below will prevent you form buying a part that you don't need. Follow carefully.


TEST:

Before repairs or further testing can begin, you must disconnect the electricity at the fuse panel, circuit breaker panel, or by pulling the plug. Make sure the power is off before proceeding. Now;Set the latch to the "clean" position and test for circuit continuity at the terminals of the switch with your VOM's ohmmeter function or multimeter. If there is no continuity, the switch is faulty. Use caution when testing.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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    Michael Masters Aug 04, 2010


    • NOTE_ You can unplug the door locking mechanism by separating the connecting harness connector at the main board or locking mechanism. This can be done, but your oven will not work. It is designed to only work with a functioning door locking mechanism. It will not operate correctly with the locking mechanism disconnected.


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Hello,

Most ovens with locking doors will be self-cleaning units, although you may on occasion find an oven with a lock intended to keep children from accidentally opening it while in use. There are two main kinds of locking ovens: Older models with manual levers, and electronic models with push-button controls, digital displays and electronic locks.

Here is how to unlock your oven door:

  1. Look for a manual lever to unlock the oven. If there is one, it will probably swing back and forth horizontally, just below the upper edge of the oven door.
  2. Swing the locking lever, if one is present, all the way to the left. This should unlock the oven. If there is no manual lever to unlock the oven, it may be unlocked using push-button controls.
  3. Check to see if the oven is in a self-cleaning cycle, or has just completed a self-cleaning cycle. If so, the door will unlock automatically once the oven has finished the cleaning cycle and cooled completely, which may take several hours. You cannot unlock the oven before it has cooled.
  4. Unlock the "Clean/Off" button. Depending on the brand and model of your oven, the button may display both of these designations or just one. If your oven door is locked, but the oven is not warm and is not in a cleaning cycle, unlock it by pressing and holding the "Clean/Off" button.
I hope this helps to solve your problem.

Good luck.


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The oven door lock needs approximately 1 hour to cool down before the oven door can be opened after a self cleaning cycle has finished. If the lock does not open after the oven has cooled down, you can try....1) Unplugging the range or shut off the circuit breaker for 5 minutes. Plug the range back in or turn on the circuit breaker. Set the clock and try moving the door lock lever or opening the door. 2) Set the self-clean cycle again and only allow it to work for 15 minutes. Cancel the self-clean cycle and allow the oven to cool. Gently try moving the door lock lever or opening the door.

Most ranges today use 3 different types of door locks...one is a solenoid controlled lock ( you hear a loud buzz noise when setting or unlocking the lock and has a arm that you must move to set the lock )...another is a heat sensitive lock ( has a arm that you must move to lock and un-lock, makes no noises and has a spring that slowly moves to lock the door will the oven is heating up )...Some locks are motorized ( no handle to move, the motor locks the door by it's self when you set the range for self clean )... If the motorized and heat sensitive locks fails to open after the self clean cycle, you must access the lock and move it yourself to open the door. On the free standing ranges, most times you must lift the cook top to access the lock mechanism. On built in ovens, the oven must be pulled out to remove the top access panel to get at the lock mechanism. Some build in ovens can have the control console removed to access the lock system. On the heat sensitive style of lock, there are no electrical parts to operate the lock, usually you will need to replace the lock. On the motorized style of lock, you will have to use a ohm/volt meter to test why the motor will not work. On the solenoid style of lock, the solenoid is often mounted on the back of the range and can be accessed by removing the rear panel, some may be mounted at the front, such as in a built in oven. The failure of the solenoid style of lock is normally caused by a bad lock solenoid. In order to get your door open, you must operate the door latch mechanism manually. Unplug or remove power from the range. Take the rear cover off the range. Locate the door latch assembly and operate it manually and open your door. Then check continuity of the solenoid. Some of the latch assemblies have micro switches to supply power also. You may need to check them. You should be able to get the door open and use your range until you can get a tech to repair if you can not repair yourself.

If you've interrupted the clean cycle or have accidentally set the clean cycle with the oven door open, the latch may have engaged and now the door can't be closed because it will hit the latch. There may be a door activated* switch on the front face of the oven. In this case you may need to manually press that door switch with your finger while at the same time canceling the clean cycle to get the latch to retract so the door can close fully again.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

  • ikechukwu joshua
    ikechukwu joshua Aug 04, 2010

    HI, this is a door lock switch failuer code. you will need to check the
    door lock mechanism for faults. check the wiring harness for lose fit
    and corrosion at the contact point. if the wires are in good condition
    and, the door lock mech is functional, replace the oven control board.
    Door lock motor has probably failed.....Self clean on many
    ovens can be a self destruct mode. Door latch motors, sensor
    probes and even the electronic controls can be destroyed by
    this
    operation. On many freestanding stoves the lock motor is located in the
    right rear (looking from the front) with a long rod connected to the
    lock. remove the motor and unhook the rod from the motor cam. Sometimes
    bending a coat hangar into a hook and sliding from the right side into
    the lock you can unlock the door.





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If a selfclean oven door lock fails to open after the self clean cycle and sufficient cooling time has elapsed (approximately 1 hour), there are several things you can try.
  1. Unplug the unit or shut off the circuit breaker for 5 minutes. Plug the unit back in or turn on the circuit breaker. Set the clock and gently try moving the door lock lever (is so equipped) or opening the door.

  2. Set the self-clean cycle again and only allow it to work for 15 minutes. Cancel the self-clean cycle and allow the oven to cool. Gently try moving the door lock lever (is so equipped) or opening the door.

If these procedures fail to correct the condition, the lock must usually be accessed and moved manually to open the door.
Most self cleaning ranges today use one of 3 different types of door locking systems. One design is solenoid driven, another is heat activated and the last, motorized.
  • A solenoid controlled system can be identified by the lever that must be set to lock the door, plus a loud buzzing or clunking noise heard when locking or unlocking the door.
  • The heat sensitive lock mechanism also has a locking lever but makes no noises. It instead utilizes a coiled spring to slowly lock the door as the oven heats.
  • The motorized design has no lever to move, the motor locks the door by itself when the range is set for self clean. The motor may have made an audible whining or ratcheting sound when in use.

A motorized or heat sensitive style lock will usually be located beneath the cook top on free standing ranges. The cook top would usually need to be lifted to access the locking mechanism. On built in ovens, the oven must usually be removed from its enclosure (or at least partially) in order to remove the top panel to gain access to the locking mechanism. On some built in oven models, the lock assembly may be able to be accessed by removing the control console.
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With the motorized lock mechanism, a volt/ohm meter is required to try to determine why the locking motor will not operate. The failure could be in the motor itself or the power supply leading to it, including a door activated and/or console mounted switch and switches on the latch mechanism itself.
On solenoid activated designs, the solenoid coil is a common failure point which is often mounted on the back of the range. On many of these models, the lock mechanism can be accessed by removing the rear panel of the appliance. Some models such as built-in ovens or drop-in/slide-in ranges, may have the mechanism mounted towards the front, under the top.
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usually if you are unable to open it after all these tests then you would resort to manually opening the door by getting a piece of wire and slip it where the latch mechanism is and prying to the left this is a last means resort so try these other ways and get back to me with any further questions that you may have and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation Thanks again
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My frigidaire gas range has a F90 on it when I tried the self cleaning oven feature


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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HI, this is a door lock switch failuer code. you will need to check the door lock mechanism for faults. check the wiring harness for lose fit and corrosion at the contact point. if the wires are in good condition and, the door lock mech is functional, replace the oven control board.

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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.
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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.

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