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Self cleaning oven lever

I have ussed the self cleaning and can not get the lever back to the normal condition

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I fixed it - it will go back if you actually start kicking the door while you try to move the lever back. This is a terrible oven.

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You may have damaged the lever by not waiting for the mechanism to release after cleaning, or improperly locked it during clean. You may be able to fix this by taking the door latch aprt and realigning the latch, do not force it, as it may break at the handle

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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