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Hello. Thanks for using fixya! Please start over by stating the name brand and the model of your oven. That way one of our experts can give you a specific set of instructions. Joe

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Scholtes FE46 and the door is locked. Also no clock/timer lights. Temp/function and oven work but is locked even though completely cold.


Here are a couple of things to 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.
Read through the following for mire info:
Appliance411 FAQ After self clean range oven door won open

Mar 25, 2016 | Ovens

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Hi lost the manual..need to start self cleaning


Hello,

An electric oven is a great oven choice because of the advanced self-cleaning feature often available on certain models. A self-cleaning oven uses high temperatures to clean crusty baking spills and splatters and free its owner from having to use harsh chemicals to clean his oven. The following 4 steps lay out how a self-cleaning oven works.

Step 1 - Setting the Self Cleaning Mode
Depending on the style and brand of oven you own, you start the self-cleaning cycle by setting the oven's operating dial to "Clean," a function that can be as simple as setting a timer knob or pushing one or two buttons.

Step 2 - Cleaning Cycle
Once you have set the self-cleaning cycle, the oven coils-both lower and upper--will begin to heat. These self-cleaning ovens are protected from high oven temperatures damage by heavy insulation installed in their walls and door during the manufacturing process.

Step 3 - Automatic Door Lock
When the oven reaches a pre-determined temperature, the lock on the oven door engages, preventing anyone from opening the door until the oven temperature has cooled.

Step 4 - Removing Residual Ashes
Once the cleaning process is completed, including cooling, you can then remove the residual ash by wiping the bottom oven surface with a damp cloth or sponge.


Hope this helpout

May 17, 2011 | Ovens

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How do i use the self cleaning function?


Hi, Before you go working too hard to get you oven to go intothe self clean mode(self destruct)....check out this tip...

Self Cleaning Oven Problem


heatman101

" Wish I had read this first. I never would have used the self cleaningoption. Thanks for the info!!

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The oven door won't open, and there is still food in it. We have a Whirlpool Super Capacity 465 Model, amd need assistance immediately.


Hello. It is possible that the oven accidentally got turned to the self-clean function. Check to see. If it is set to self-clean, the door lock activated. In order to unlock the oven has to be taken off of self-clean and then it has to cool down to room temperature before it will unlock. Joe

Apr 04, 2010 | Ovens

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The self cleaning instructions for my Frigidaire Gallery Pro Series Model FEB798WCCH do not inform how long to set timer. Any instructions would be helpful as I've never operated a self cleaning oven...


Hello- The function is automatic when clean button is pushed. Oven will lock, and turn on at full power for about 90 mins. This 'feature' can, and usually does eventually burn out circuits in the control board. Techs call this the 'self-destruct' option, cheerfully promoted by the salesman. Avoid using 'self clean'!  Scrape and clean with light soap/water. Turn on to 450deg. for about 30 min. This is about half the temp. of a 900deg. 'clean' cycle and a lot less expensive in the long run. Please acknowledge this post if info is helpful- have more if needed.- Thanks- Ed

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After using self cleaning function my oven had no power. Replaced the thermal relay and it worked fine. Now, we have run the self cleaning function once more and the oven died again. Is there another...


There is always going to be a problem whe you run your self clean feature. Your oven heats to over 800 degrees and this high heat takes out electronic parts.

Oct 18, 2009 | Whirlpool RBS245PDS Electric Single Oven

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Elitech 1300W convection oven: How to set it for self cleaning


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If you watch the advert for the Nuwave or Flavorwave they set the machine to defrost setting.

Put water in and a bit of washing up liquid and put on for about 10 min.

Dec 03, 2008 | Ovens

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Self-cleaning feature of GE Built-In Oven does not work


Simply set the Clock and Delay Start to the current time, then set the Stop Time ahead 3 hours. For example, if it is currently 8:00 then set the Stop Time to 11:00. The lights on the console will come on and the cleaning cycle will begin. At some point during the cycle when the oven gets hot enough, the lock mechanism is "fixed" and will not release until the cycle is complete.

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Self Clean does not work


Hi, Before you go working too hard to get you oven to go intothe self clean mode(self destruct)....check out this tip...

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heatman101

" Wish I had read this first. I never would have used the self cleaningoption. Thanks for the info!!

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