Question about Frigidaire 30" Self-Cleaning Freestanding Electric Range - White-on-White
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.
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
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:
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
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
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