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I have a hotpoint model RB787WB1WW. Its over 8 years old. Went to self clean. Everything going fine till I had to open the door. The latch is still locked.(can not move to the left to open) I let it cool for a few hours and for a whole day and even pulling the plug out for the night, (8 hours). I could still not move the latch to the open position. Did the self clean again hoping it would reset and open this time. But still can not open latch. When I turn the knob to heat the oven the self clean light comes on.

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Try holding the Off/Cancel button.

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SOURCE: Amana gas range bake burner does not heat

AMANA GAS RANGE
MODEL #ARG7301WW P1143323NWW
SERIAL: 9710232146

Hi Tamiw and oh Mighty Guru Text,.

I had the same problem with the oven not emitting a flame from the burner, but at the same time- the ignitor lit up and heated the oven enough to say it is 'HOT'.

It seems to be an intermittent problem';sometimes it emits a flame while other times I would wait 11 minutes with the dial set to 400 to emit flames.,

Detailed description of PROBLEM and steps I have already taken:

The Ignitor always turns on, and lights up.

1. After the initial cleaning of the burner vents with a coarse bristle cleanibng brush, I turned the oven dial on and everything seemed to be working fine. ie: ignitor turned on, blue flames came out of the burner and maintained a constant temperature.


Then,-after I had performed a "self-clean", to see if this feature would now work, it did! I used the oven for bake a few hours later......

The same symptom ocurred, the ignitor went on, but no flames were observed, YES, there was heat coming from the oven, but NO flames coming out of the burner mechanism:

The Ignitor turned on, but no "flames" were observed. Heat was given off from the glowbar, but no flames. I did NOT smell any gas, only what an inside of the oven smells like after cleaning.

From my records, I had replaced the thermostat about 4 years ago.

Today, I tried this again, and sure enough the ignitor lit up, and the burner was emitting blue flames. But when I put the "FLAME SPREADER" back, and turned the oven OFF, then on again to bake cookies, the oven didnt seem to heat up completely.

Could this be intermittent? or Could the flame spreader hamper the burner operation? (Earlier when I loosened the nut on the flame spreader the bolt broke. I tried to replace with another nut, but the bolt/screw was too short for contact.) Could this contribute to the problem? Does the flame spreader need to be tightly screwed for the burner to function correctly?

One thing I am noticing, is that it takes LONGER for the flames to come thru (than the average 90 seconds)

For example: Ten minutes ago I set the dial to 350. 5 minutes went by, and no flames, then set the dial to 450 after ten minutes oven was hot, but no flames?

I THEN SET TIMER FOR ANOTHER 5 MINUTES, AND 1 MINUTE LATER THE FLAMES TURNED ON. Total preheating time for flames to come on today = 11 minutes.


I have a "MULTIMETER" from DIGITEK Model # DS830B+ This should work to see the amperage, but I dont remember how to test it! the MAX OHMs are 2000, MA 200 Max, 500V
http://www.digitek.com.hk/

Can I use this to test the current? How would I do this?

Lastly, HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO CHANGE OUT THE IGNITOR> Meaning do I have to shut off the gas as well as the power circuit?

Ok, hope this helps.

Thanks again,
Callie T

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Locked latch on the self cleaning oven

try wiggling the door latch to get it open if not try the cleaning process, if that works, and see if the door comes unlatched and the light goes off. if not the lock light switch is stuck and it will need to be taken apart and cleaned

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SOURCE: Self clean doesn't start

i would pop the top up and see if there is a bad switch on the handle that locks the oven.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Hotpoint self-cleaning oven will not release door latch and open.

no you will have to replace the catch if its more than 20 years old maybe you should think about buying a new oven

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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