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Whirlpool Gold Accubake self-cleaning gas oven door lock solenoid

Model number is YGW395LEGB3 (Canada). When I press CLEAN and START, the door lock latches and unlatches continuously and noisily (at about 2 cycles per second) until I press END. How can I fix this?

Thanks for your help.
Sid

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  • sidtupper May 22, 2008

    Thanks for the quick response! I looked at the assembly and saw that the microswitch works. It's a double-pole switch but only one side is used. I took a picture of it and a video of the action. I don't understand yet why it cycles.

  • sidtupper Jun 12, 2008

    Can you be more specific about how to find the short and fix it? Thanks

  • sidtupper Jul 16, 2008

    I didn't get a response to my request for a more specific suggestion about how to find the short. I thought that paying the $10 fee would help to get the problem solved.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    At the end of the self cleaning cycle, the screen said end and the clean light was on. I pushed cancel now the oven door is still locked. What bdo I do now?

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I think there is some kind of shorting somewhere.

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