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Door stuck after cleaning cycle? Can hear latch release but door will not open. Power still good. Oven still works, just can't open door,

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Frigidaire Oven door wont open after self clean cool down

Good Morning Marlyn Allen, thanks for your post!

Based off the information you have provided your Frigidaire oven door will not open after it has cooled down. I would hold down the clear or cancel button for ten seconds that should release the door. If that does not work I would perform a reset on your oven and you can do that by disconnecting the power from it for approximately ten minutes. You can also perform another self-cleaning cycle and before it starts cancel the self-cleaning and then wait for ten seconds and the door should release. If you follow these steps and the door does not open it could be a faulty door latch and that would need to be replaced by a technician. Best of luck! -Matt

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Oven door latch will not release so that I can open the door

Try jiggling the door by the handle. Jiggle it hard, both sideways, in/out and up/down. The little piece in there that releases the door may just be stuck, and didn't move quite far enough to let the door open. These things happen.

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Viking deso175ss ran self clean cycle, tried to stop the cycle early. oven door locked wont reset. tried turning power on/off. was able to get door open by pushing latch to left, however it still will not...

Hello, welcome to FixYa.

I understand you have a Vking oven that is not unlocking after stopping (interupting) a self clean cycle, correct ? (I think the letters in the model should be "DSOE" as opposed to deso, aren't they ?)

Though this can cause issue's with the lock mechanism, it is unlikely anything was my opinion of course, thus I don't think you need to start swapping parts.

If this hasn't already been done, I would suggest prepairing your oven as if everything was status quo for a self clean cycle.

Close the door, select self clean and let it go through it's start-up and lock sequence. Your going to stop it again, just as Viking instructs pressing "off" which should allow the lock mechanism to properly lock and then unlock.

During the clean cycle the unit usually has to cool before allowing for the door to open which can take up to 30 minutes, (this is why it counts down from 4 hrs even though the cycle is 3.5 hours) but since it should already be cool I'm hoping the lock will go a full revolution to it's normal position.

Normally these ovens will go through a self check sequence upon a power up (if power was lost and then restored...aka "onboard watchdog") which should include the lock assembly rotating to it's unlock position, but they can get out of sequence at times in my experience.

The other method I've tried and had success with is having a secone person hold the door switch closed while power is turned off and then restored a few minutes later.

Let me know if you have tried that and if not try it and get back to me. Hopefully that will restore it's proper function. Good luck.


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Sep 07, 2011 | Ovens

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The latch on the oven will not move from the locked position. Therefore, the door will not open.

Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
This is a fairly common problems with these ovens expecially if you have just used the self clean feature or were using it and tried to interupt the cycle.
What you will need to do is first unplug the power to the oven then wait 1 full hour with out touching it then after the hour is up plug the power back in and you may hear a click sound if not wait additional 5 min then press the cancel or the off button for the self clean feature then try to open the door.
Now if this does not work than the door lock feature is either faulty or stuck which means that you will have to remove the top of the stove and unbolt the plate that is under neath there to get to the switch to release it once it has been released check it out really good to see if any of the wires look or smell burnt or the lock itself looks worn out if so replace it ok
Hope this helps you out
Best regards Mike

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Frigidaire oven, set over to Clean and during the clean process had a power failure. LED has "LOC", cannot open oven. I have powered oven off and back on to no avail.

one thing you could try is to set the oven to clean and see if the clean cycle will turn on then push cancel/off and see if the door opens. IF that doesnt work the door latch failed and must be replaced. to open the door ya have to pry open the latch by usinga wire hanger and try to slip it between oven door and top and pull to the left side to open latch

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First make sure that you wait long enough before you try. If it has not cooled completely it will not release the lock from the lock position. Sometimes if you cycle the power to your oven off and then on again you can reset the oven and the switch may relax, but in your case you may have to lightly pry the latch assembly to the open position. Turn off the breaker to your oven for a good minute or two before reapplying the power again.

If this fails to work then check your manual for instructions or to get a factory service number. They should be able to give you the information you need to open your oven.

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Opened oven door seconds after pushing clean. Lock stayed out but by pushing clear and door switch, unlocked but oven will not work, says it is "off" Have turned off power for 5 mins but didn't solve...

the door latch may have over run its normal reach causing it to stick . ck the lever / also try putting it into a clean cycle while holding the latch in the closed position ... i thnk the latch is stuck . you may have to remove it and reinstall . to correct .. power off should have corrected it . so it may be stuck .. mm

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The lock will not release after cleaning

This is GE's trouble shooting advise:

Range - Oven Door Won't Unlock After Self Clean

The Oven Door has been Locked Accidentally:

  • If no food or utensils are in oven, put it into a short self-clean cycle (1-2 hours).

  • If there is food in the oven, let the oven cool to room temperature and try to unlatch the door.

  • With electronic ranges there is a small chance that turning the circuit breaker off for a few minutes and turning it back on can release the door. latch to the "off"

  • Note: Do not force the latch at anytime!

Door Will Not Unlock After Cleaning:

On models with mechanical latches:
  • Once the oven is cool after a self-clean cycle (approximately 30-90 minutes), slide the latch over to the left.(Some older models have a latch release button that must be pushed in while sliding the latch over.)
Note: Some models with oven Set and Temperature knobs must have those knobs set in the Clean position before the latch can be moved to the left. If your door won't unlock, try turning those knobs back to Clean, then slide the latch over.

If the above suggestions do not work try the following to unlock your door:
  1. Disconnect power to range for 30 seconds.
  2. Reconnect power and see if door will unlatch.
  3. If door does not unlatch, and you do have food in the oven, wait for oven to cool completely and try again. If it still will not open you will need service.
  4. If door does not unlatch, and you do not have food in the oven, set the oven up to clean for 1-2 hours.
  5. Wait approximately 30 minutes and try to unlock the door.
  6. If the door unlocks, the control has reset itself and there should not be any other problems.
  7. If the door will not unlock or if you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service at 1-800-432-2737 or schedule a service appointment on-line.
Note: Under no circumstances should you ever force the door or latch open.

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I traced the problem to a faulty motor in the automatic door latch. In an effort to get the range operable again quickly, I removed the latch and got the door open. However since I just removed the latch and did not rotate the cam on the motor, the electronics did not "know" that the door latch was open, and therefore it still would not allow the oven to bake or broil. To remedy this I had to completely disassemble the motor and rotate the cam 180 degrees so the the sensors would recognize an open latch.

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