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Oven door stuck on locked!

Hello! I ran the self-cleaning mechanism on my oven last night and now the door to the oven is stuck on locked. The owners manual says nothing about the error that is on the screen (E1 -F5-) and I can't figure out how to open it up now. The model is kenmore model #665.95781, its about 7 or 8 years old.

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  • lrp1225 Oct 10, 2008

    you helped me fix my frigidare oven! but i cannot fiind a place on your website to give you the best "fixya" rating.

    i--like others, had started the clean mode--then realized that i forgot to remove the racks.

    my scheduled is such that i couldn't commit to a repair appointment---so had no oven/broiler for 6 weeks

    info from tech 17 was great--- then 'montanabrand' clarified it for a novice.

    Thank you!!!




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E1-F5 indicates door lock motor has probably failed.....Self clean on many ovens can be a self destruct mode. Door latch motors, sensor probes and even the electronic controls can be destroyed by this operation. Suggest oven cleaner method next time...

On many freestanding stoves the lock motor is located in the right rear (looking from the front) with a long rod connected to the lock. Remove the motor and unhook the rod from the motor cam. If it is a built-in over, sometimes bending a coat hanger into a hook and sliding from the right side into the lock you can unlock the door.

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  • 1 Remove oven racks and soak them in soapy water
  • 2 Turn on your automatic oven cleaner; this usually entails locking the door and turning the function switch to "clean."
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