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The oven door won't close all the way. The "lock" light on the upper left is on. No amount of fiddling has solved this problem and oven is unusable. Help please!

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  • shazzi137 Jun 01, 2011

    After posting to fixya (and never getting an email reply), I called White Westinghouse directly and was given this info: press & hold CLEAR OFF button, at the same time push and hold the light switch to left of door lock. I subsequently obtained the model number MEF352SEWC, called them back and told them there was no CLEAR OFF button or light switch. They didn't have that model number listed and couldn't help me. BUT - how come your "expert" didn't have that even that much info? Can someone else do better? Appliance is older model but certainly not ancient.

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This may not help you but, if the lock light is on, then it would stand to reason that your lock mechanism is in the lock position and, if it is, it won't allow the door to close. Do you have a handle that you would throw to lock door? Is it in the lock position? Does it appear to move freely and seem operational? It could be that the lock mechananism has broken in the lock position.

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  • David Petry Jun 01, 2011

    I posted before I read your reply and, I can't find the model either.

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Hi

The door lock assembly is bad and should be replaced, you can try to move it but that won't help and will have to be replaced to solve this issue. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

Daniel

Posted on May 26, 2011

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    Daniel Scott Jun 01, 2011

    Expert can only help if they have sufficient info. if they don't even have the model no how can someone help you.....anyways, the issue is with the door lock assembly that should be replaced

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