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I went to use the auto clean on my oven....turned the knob to "auto clean" then turned the oven door latch to the right to lock it. i found out the auto clean took 4 hours (don't have time to do it today) turned the knob to "off" then went to turn the oven door latch back to the left to unlock it and it won't budge...it feels like something stuck or something...?

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