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Locked door on self cleaning oven

Very old (30 years) self-cleaning oven/microwave unit...set self cleaner and the door is still locked 12+ hours later
thanks in advance for you HELP

susan panzer (susanp95@aol.com)

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Try unplugging the stove for some minutes and plug back in.

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  • 2 Turn on your automatic oven cleaner; this usually entails locking the door and turning the function switch to "clean."
  • 3 Let the oven do its work; it will heat for several hours, charring off baked-on food.
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        • LOCK will flash in the display.  Once the door locks, LOCK will
          remain steady. 
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