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Oven door lock

When starting self clean cycle the oven door lock repeatedly tries to engage

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I had the same problem. Apparently this is a common problem. Repair guy wanted $300 to fix until he found out he couldn't order the parts. It turns out that it is just the tab on the limit switch which has worn and no longer engages the switch (so the solenoid thinks it hasn't engaged the lock and keeps trying). Try the following:
(refer to parts manual at https://www.whirlpool.com/digitalassets/MLPDF/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%208187579.pdf)

1. Unplug the range
2. Remove the rear panel (see Rear Chassis drawing)
3. Locate the oven lock solenoid #6 (part #9752404) near the top
4. Move the rod assembly by hand and use a non-flammable lubricant (silcone, graphite) to lube the rod and metal parts that slide.
5. Bend the metal flange on limit switch 12 down as much as you can (rod will be in the way. This is your main problem: the flange has worn or bent and no longer rises high enough to engage the limit switch.
6. Replace panel, plug in and try it again.
If that doesn't work you may have to try disassembling the whole assembly so you can manually bend the flange down. If that still doesn't work search the internet for Whirlpool 9752404. I found a couple of sources that still had the part for sale.

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When in the cleaning mode the door lock will engage to make sure the heat does not get out. if it will not engage make sure there is nothing blocking the lock.

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Hi lost the manual..need to start self cleaning


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An electric oven is a great oven choice because of the advanced self-cleaning feature often available on certain models. A self-cleaning oven uses high temperatures to clean crusty baking spills and splatters and free its owner from having to use harsh chemicals to clean his oven. The following 4 steps lay out how a self-cleaning oven works.

Step 1 - Setting the Self Cleaning Mode
Depending on the style and brand of oven you own, you start the self-cleaning cycle by setting the oven's operating dial to "Clean," a function that can be as simple as setting a timer knob or pushing one or two buttons.

Step 2 - Cleaning Cycle
Once you have set the self-cleaning cycle, the oven coils-both lower and upper--will begin to heat. These self-cleaning ovens are protected from high oven temperatures damage by heavy insulation installed in their walls and door during the manufacturing process.

Step 3 - Automatic Door Lock
When the oven reaches a pre-determined temperature, the lock on the oven door engages, preventing anyone from opening the door until the oven temperature has cooled.

Step 4 - Removing Residual Ashes
Once the cleaning process is completed, including cooling, you can then remove the residual ash by wiping the bottom oven surface with a damp cloth or sponge.


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The oven door must be closed and all controls set correctly for the cycle to work properly. After a Clean Cycle You may notice some white ash in the oven. Wipe it up with a damp cloth after the oven cools. If white spots remain, remove them with a soap- filled scouring pad and rinse thoroughly with a vinegar and water mixture. These deposits are usually a salt residue that cannot be removed by the clean cycle. If the oven is not clean after one clean cycle, repeat the cycle.
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If you need more assistance let me know.
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If the lock is engaged, is the oven in a self cleaning cycle? If so, cycle power to the oven, that should cancel the self cleaning cycle.

Reply back if that worked or not and I'll try to help you further.

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