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Kenmore 790 Oven Locking mechanism problem

I have a Kenmore Electric Range Model 790. I have a problem with the locking mechanism for the self cleaning oven. It appears that after I selected to clean the oven, the oven door was opened while the lock light was flashing. After this the lock light continues to flash and the lock is extended. It will not retract and the door remains open and won't close now as the locking hook is not allowing the oven door to close. I have tried turning off the power and pressing the stop/clear button without success. The owner's manual does not address what to do if this situation occurs.

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  • mestubbs Jul 20, 2008

    Help! I have this problem too!!

  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • okaman Sep 16, 2008

    Help! I have the same problem!!! 

  • desertwalker Mar 19, 2009

    I was baking and my recipe overflowed butter onto the floor of oven. I was a dummy and later turned on the self cleaner. shortly thereafter a flame was raging inside my oven. On impluse, I tried to unlock the cleaning lock bar to open the oven and extinguish the flames. However, now the door won't lock/unlock properly. I cannot use the oven because "clean" is the only setting it will accept.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    slow heating oven

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    model 790

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I had the same problem. Open the oven door. Press and hold the light switch. You will hear the door lock move back into the correct position. Hope this fixes your problem. This has happened to me twice and holding the light switch always works.

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This worked ,thank you so much.

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Well... I found the reason why this happened. We had a mouse and now don't have a mouse. I took off the back panels of the oven after unplugging it and located the motor that controls the lock. Well, a mouse decided to rest there and was electrocuted causing a short of the motor. Since the motor is out of commission I discovered that I could move the circular pull into a position that moves the locking latch to open allowing the oven to be back in working order. 

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