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Burners fine but keypad says loc on

SSIA I can't turn on the oven. Keypad states that the "loc" is on. I have tried holding various keys down for 3 seconds and also I have tried to unplug it to 'reset". No luck so far

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  • kevin scully Dec 18, 2006


  • lockon Dec 13, 2007

    Oven will not turn on. Self-cleaning function still works fine, but when I try bake or broil function, a picture of something appears on keypad (possibly a lock)and says on. It's some kind of lock and I've tried unplugging, pushing broil and bake button at same time, etc.... all to no avail.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    I am having the same problem. The range works but unable to turn the oven on. LOC lights up when I hit any button. Tried flipping the circuit breaker but no luck.



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The lockout for this oven is 9 and 0, press and hold the 9 and 0 buttons at the same time for 3 back.

Posted on Dec 18, 2006

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    nanhug44 Oct 04, 2015

    WOW,thank you so much ,could not figure it out ...i was getting so upset .i will write this down in case it happens again..had stove 11 yrs..first time it has are a life saver for sure!!!!!!




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The person who gave gthe solution to press "9" and "0"for 3 seconds deserves a commendation. My wife experienced the same problem and got so upset I almost called 911.

Many thanks.


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I turned my oven on to BAKE and all I got was LOC in the control panel. HELP!

This means that the Control Panel is locked. This feature is useful when you are cleaning the range/oven's top and control panel. It also keeps small children from doing any damage pressing buttons on the unit when unsupervised.

Unlocking the control panel often depends on the make/model. Some ovens have a control lock key. With the cooktop and oven off (use the Cancel/off button if needed), press and hold the control lock key for 3+ seconds until you hear the beep. This toggles the control panel lock. If you continue to press the button, it will go switch states again. (On a ~10 year old GE Profile range, the button is labeled Lock Controls. This is to the right of the display on the lowest line of keys.)

Some ovens may toggle the control lock by pressing and holding Start for 5+ seconds. Often, the control lock button or keypad combination will be indicated by a note in a much smaller font on the control panel. If two buttons need to be pressed simultaneously, there will be a line between them with a symbol in that line.

Please add a comment with the make and model of your range for more information.

Cindy Wells
Nov 11, 2021 • Ovens

When I attempt to enter anything with the keypad the display says "locked". Is there some way to unlock it.

Many microwaves have children locks. Of course they are for safety reasons. they are for tricking the little kids from playing with the big people toys.

Process A
To Turn the Control Lockout Feature On or Off:
  1. Make sure the microwave oven and timer are off.
  2. Press and hold the CANCEL keypad for 3 seconds.
  3. 2 tones will sound and "LOC" or a padlock icon will be displayed (indicating the control is LOCKED).
  4. Repeat to unlock. Again, 2 tones will sound.
Process B
To Turn the Control Lockout Feature On or Off:
  1. Make sure the microwave oven and timer are off.
  2. Press and hold the START keypad for 5 seconds.
  3. 2 tones will sound and "L" will be displayed (indicating the control is LOCKED)
  4. Repeat to unlock. Again, 2 tones will sound.
Hope this helps?

The oven is giving error code LOC

amana self cleaning convection oven displays an F9 code.

Microwave is locked up. Says Lock on screen and cannot get it to go away after hitting Clear several times. How do I get it off "lock" status?


GE manufactures various models of microwaves with a range of features.
Among them is a child safety feature that allows parents to lock the keypad. Though children can still open the door, the keypad lock prevents them from starting the microwave. The lock is in the form of a keypad code that renders the buttons inactive.

* 1 Press and hold the "Clear/Off" button on the microwave's keypad.
* 2 Hold the button down for three seconds.
* 3 Wait for the "L" on the keypad's display to disappear and display the time instead, signifying that the device is no longer locked.

Willing to help solve more problem.


I have to turm the oven off at the braker box. it comes on by itself. when I turn it on to cook it will not stay on gos off and beeps. Shows C7 or F7

This is usually a keypad stuck key error, usually caused by a bad keypad or sometimes caused by your control board.
F7 usually means a stuck key on the keypad. I've also seen it caused by a greasey buildup on the keypad connector into the control board. Try pressing each button on the keypad followed by cancel. See if the buttons are registering with the control - should get a beep or some function (execpt up/down buttons need a cook or time function enabled first). If one of the buttons seems inoperative it may be stuck, in which case you probably need a new keypad.
Best Regards, Diana


If keypad is locked, hold down clear button for 3 seconds to unlock keypad.

Oven Door panel is showing LOC position but can be opened and closed so not locked. Unable to use oven for cooking

What is the exact make and model of your oven? Unplug the power cord for one hour to reset the display

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Hold down the NumLock key for 4 seconds or more and then it should work.
Also try holding down the NumLock key before you connect it.

Burners don't receive gas though oven/broiler does

tommi, this model has a cooktop lock-out solenoid feature. Try pressing and holding the top light keypad for 5 seconds and see if the top comes back to life. If not, check your owners manual, it may be a different key. The lock-out solenoid is in the back behind the outer panel. The cooktop lockout valve has been redesigned from a AC to DC voltage because of complaints of chattering. The new part number is 8184768. Lets hope you don't need it and just have the top locked out.


Neal, the only thing I can bring up with that model number is a built in wall oven. You said the top burners work fine, so we are missing something here. Sounds to me like a stuck or shorted keypad. back
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