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Oven door locked

How can I unset the lock on a self cleaning oven if the door is not closed?

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make sure the oven door closes fully, nothing preventing it from closing. Some brands want you to remove the racks from the inside of the oven before it will activate the cleaning cycle. once door is completely closed, select the self clean cycle and press start. if you have a lock that you manually have to lock (older style of ovens), you will have to lock it before it will enter into the self cleaning mode. most of the time, if there is an issue before you try to enter the cleaning mode, it should tell you on the display,...i.e...remove racks, lock door, etc. good luck. look for me on 6ya if you need more detailed help.

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F90 Maximum oven door unlock time exceeded.
F91 Maximum oven door unlock attempts exceeded.
F92 Maximum oven door open time exceeded.
F93 Maximum oven door lock time exceeded.
F94 Maximum oven door lock attempts exceeded.


1. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check the wiring between EOC & Lock Motor Micro Switch.

2. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Replace the Motor Door Latch assembly if necessary.

3. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check for binding of the Latch Cam, Lock Motor Rod & Lock Motor Cam.

4. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Check to see if Lock Motor Coil is open. If open, replace Lock Motor Assembly.

5. (F90, 91, 92, 93 & 94) Lock Motor continuously runs - if Micro Switch is open, replace Lock Motor Assembly.

6. (F92, 93 & 94) Check oven door Light Switch - if open, replace Switch.

7. If all situations above do not solve problem, replace EOC.


F90 is a door lock code, Try this...
unplug the range.
wait 1 minute.
turn the range back on,
then while holding in on the oven door.
start another self clean.
wait 2 minutes.
then cancel the self clean.

do not release the door until the door lock light goes out.


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