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  • A range that has been self cleaned must completely cool before you will be able to open the latch. This can take 30-90 minutes.
  • On some models sliding the latch to the left after cleaning will be the only way to unlock it.
  • Make sure the set and temperature knobs are turned to clean then slide the latch, if your model has these knob settings.
  • Make sure the breaker did not throw.
  • If this all fails then unplug the stove for a full 30 minutes. Most of the time one of thes will work but if not then you will need a tech to come out and fix it.

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Posted on May 22, 2011

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The lock is a latch connected to a temperature sensitive bi-metallic spring that locks the door when HOT and releases it when it cools to a safe level. Self cleaning ovens reach over 500F in cleaning mode.

If it's been a few hours and the door is cool it should open. If not, press the door closed a bit and whack the top of the stove with your hand. It may be stuck or gummed up as that part does not get cleaned during the cycle.

You may be able to raise the top of the burner deck like the hood of a car and see some part of the locking mechanism and be able to get the door open. Replace the lock.

Posted on May 22, 2011

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Hi, unplug the unit or shut off the circuit breaker for 5 minutes. Plug the unit back in or turn on the circuit breaker. Set the clock and gently try moving the door lock lever (is so equipped) or opening the door. Set the self-clean cycle again and only allow it to work for 15 minutes. Cancel the self-clean cycle and allow the oven to cool. Gently try moving the door lock lever (is so equipped) or opening the door. If these procedures fail to correct the condition, the lock must usually be accessed and moved manually to open the door.
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This is GE's trouble shooting advise:

Range - Oven Door Won't Unlock After Self Clean

The Oven Door has been Locked Accidentally:

  • If no food or utensils are in oven, put it into a short self-clean cycle (1-2 hours).


  • If there is food in the oven, let the oven cool to room temperature and try to unlatch the door.


  • With electronic ranges there is a small chance that turning the circuit breaker off for a few minutes and turning it back on can release the door. latch to the "off"


  • Note: Do not force the latch at anytime!

Door Will Not Unlock After Cleaning:

On models with mechanical latches:
  • Once the oven is cool after a self-clean cycle (approximately 30-90 minutes), slide the latch over to the left.(Some older models have a latch release button that must be pushed in while sliding the latch over.)
Note: Some models with oven Set and Temperature knobs must have those knobs set in the Clean position before the latch can be moved to the left. If your door won't unlock, try turning those knobs back to Clean, then slide the latch over.

If the above suggestions do not work try the following to unlock your door:
  1. Disconnect power to range for 30 seconds.
  2. Reconnect power and see if door will unlatch.
  3. If door does not unlatch, and you do have food in the oven, wait for oven to cool completely and try again. If it still will not open you will need service.
  4. If door does not unlatch, and you do not have food in the oven, set the oven up to clean for 1-2 hours.
  5. Wait approximately 30 minutes and try to unlock the door.
  6. If the door unlocks, the control has reset itself and there should not be any other problems.
  7. If the door will not unlock or if you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service at 1-800-432-2737 or schedule a service appointment on-line.
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