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Why won't the self-cleaning locking mechanism unlock? The "lock" light is off, it is cool. Is it the temp sensor?

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  • margoklane May 23, 2008

    have jenn air doulble wall oven cleaned top and it will not unlock this has been going all nite the fan won't shut off either help please

  • rkheil1 Aug 05, 2008

    I cleaned my oven and the oven locked. Now the lock is still on and the oven door won't release. I've tried unplugged the oven, hitting cancel. Nothing works. The fan is still running and it has been 1.5 days since the end of the cleaning.

  • rsw4 Sep 21, 2008

    I cleaned the oven and now the auto lock will not auto unlock and the fan is running. I tried flipping the breaker overnight without success as well. Please help!

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    Same basic problem. Oven was set to clean. Door wouldn't unlock, no fan running after cool down though. Reset to clean, waited for cycle same result. This problem happened a year ago, we vacated the house then and it's been on the market for several months now, but after several people trying to unlock, including tripping the breaker, something happened and now the sliding mechanism came loose from a pin/pivot inside the door. Any way to get the door off of this slide in door/oven?...Gene

  • photran Jan 02, 2009

    I have the Jenn-Air JJW8530C, does anyone know how to fix the door locking problem on this model oven?

  • maryholder Jan 08, 2009

    Jenn_Air wont unlock after cleaning giving F1 code on digital screen. HELP !!!

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    Jenair oven same problem as rkheil1 aug 05 2008



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I have Jenn Air oven S136-C with a locking bar. After cleaning cycle wait for the oven to cool down and the lock light will go out (but the oven is not yet unlocked.) Set SELECTOR knob to OFF Set TEMPERATURE knob to CLEAN Press CANCEL button (on right) twice. Slide the locking bar to the left and the oven door will open.

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Thank you very much so simple????? thanks

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Awesome! thanks so much. your solution worked perfectly.

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The lock light is on and i can't unlock the oven.

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My oven door is still locked after cleaning system set yesterday. How can I get it to open?

First, make sure that the control pad lock (child lock) isn't enabled. This could prevent any of the following steps from working. You can try unplugging the oven (or turn it off at the circuit breaker) for several minutes (5-10). After returning power to the unit, press the key pad button for Clear/Off. This often resets the electronic control. A similar option is to start another self-cleaning cycle. After 1-2 minutes, when you hear the oven start the heating cycle, press Clear/Off. Sometimes if you wait for up to 2 hours after running a short (1-2 hour) cleaning cycle, the door will unlock.

If these steps don't work, then the thermostat is not recognizing that the oven has cooled down to a safe temperature or the door lock mechanism is damaged. Trying to force the door open will probably damage additional parts of the oven. Turn off the oven before starting to attempt to access the lock mechanism. You can try accessing the lock mechanism from the back or by using a bent wire (like a section of coat hanger). Slide the wire between the door and the oven at the top. Then try to pull the locking rod to the open position.

You'll need to either schedule a service call or pinpoint the failure yourself. Check the continuity across the oven temperature sensor, the over temperature limit sensor and the door lock mechanism. Make sure that the oven is cool and unplugged to start. For the door lock, you need to set the oven to the self-clean cycle to obtain a measurement. Check the wiring between these points and the control board if the readings are close to the expected value for your model. For most ovens, the door lock switch test should give a value close to zero. If replacing the temperature sensor or the door lock mechanism doesn't work and the wiring is undamaged, then the control board may need to be replaced. Replace the faulty parts.

I hope this helps. Please add comment with the model number if you need a parts list or diagram for your oven.

Cindy Wells
Nov 03, 2019 • Ovens

Kenmore self cleaning oven 362.75471691

see to it the there was no stuck object or parts on the door parts...
Sep 30, 2008 • Ovens

Self cleaning oven

Turn Breaker/Fuse for the stove, your electrical panel, “OFF” and then “ON”, wait 20 - 30 seconds and the door should unlock.
It may be that the temp sensor is going out and you'll need to have that looked at soon.

Scholtes FE46 and the door is locked. Also no clock/timer lights. Temp/function and oven work but is locked even though completely cold.

Here are a couple of things to try:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Read through the following for mire info:
Appliance411 FAQ After self clean range oven door won open
Mar 25, 2016 • Ovens

How to unlock oven Door frigidaire?

Usually the door locks during a self cleaning cycle for safety reasons. If the self cleaning cycle did not finish properly (over temp sensor trip, etc.) it could end up with the lock deployed or it could be that the locking mechanism failed in the lock position (unlikely!). Turn off the power to the oven by finding the correct circuit breaker in your electrical distribution box. Keep it off for some 30 seconds. If the oven is ok it will reset and unlock the door. If it has a failure in the locking mechanism you should be able to access that part from the top or you may have to call a repair person. Hope this helps!
Jan 20, 2016 • Ovens

Oven will not unlock after self clean

Unfortunately, the high temperature limit sensor probably failed during the self-clean cycle. The oven control unit will not receive the signal that the oven is cool enough to unlock the door without the sensor.

If the oven is cool, you can try unplugging the oven for a while and then see if the oven unlocks after power is restored. Pressing the Cancel button several times (or pressing and holding Cancel, depending on the model) may also work. Sometimes, starting a new cleaning cycle and then stopping it (and waiting for the oven to cool) will work.

However if the sensor has failed, the above steps are unlikely to work. You can try to move the lock manually. On some models, you can use a bent coat hanger to slide between the oven door and the frame and push the lock over. On other units, you might open the back panel and rotate the lock mechanism cam.

The oven will not work until the high temperature sensor is replaced. Sometimes the lock mechanism fails and that is what needs to be replaced. If the oven works, then look at replacing the lock motor.

I hope this helps. If your oven is under warranty, contact GE for the repair. Please add a comment with the model of your unit for specific information on the parts you may need.

Cindy Wells
Dec 29, 2013 • Ovens

Tried to clean it. Door has locked and won't cycle open again. Help!


To close an oven door when it's in the locked position andthe door is open, press and hold the oven door light switch while followingthese simple steps:
  • Program the oven to self-clean.
  • Wait 20 seconds.
  • Cancel self-clean.
  • Wait 20 seconds.
To self-clean your wall oven, follow these simple steps:
  • Remove the oven racks.
  • Set your oven control to "Clean."
  • Select a cleaning time or choose a cleaning level: light, medium or heavy. For typical cleaning needs, we recommend that you select a cleaning time of three hours or choose the medium setting.
  • Select "Start." (To set a delayed start, see your Use & Care Guide.)

Note: For safety reasons, the oven door will remain locked until the oven coolsdown. When it is sufficiently cool, the door will automatically unlock Thanks for using fixya.
Sep 06, 2011 • Ovens

Got error code F9 while oven cleaning in process. What does this mean?

An F9 error code on a General Electric (GE) oven indicates that the oven's electronic control system has detected a problem with the automatic door lock.
The automatic door lock mechanism prevents the oven door from being opened when the oven is set for "Clean" mode.

The malfunction may be a jammed door lock mechanism, a pinched or broken wire, a faulty lock switch or a fault in the control board itself.

9 out of 10 times the lock switch has failed.

STEP # 1 - Disconnect power to the oven!!

  • Step 2 Open the oven door. Remove three screws from underneath the oven's control panel. Lift the control panel straight up to disengage the mounting pins on the top corners of the panel, then tip the panel toward you.
  • Step 3 Inspect the door lock mechanism. The mechanism is in the lower left area of the space behind the control panel. Rotate the cam on the door lock mechanism to be certain it moves without binding. Replace the mechanism if its mechanical parts do not function properly.
  • Step 4 Inspect the wires that connect the door lock mechanism to the control panel. Check for pinched or broken wires. Check for wires with frayed insulation2_bing.gif. Repair wires as needed if defects are present.
  • Step 5 Locate the six-pin connector on the door lock motor on the right end of the door lock mechanism.
  • Step 6 Rotate the cam on the door lock mechanism to the unlocked position. Test the resistance between Pin 3 and Pin 1 of the door lock connector with the ohmmeter. The resistance should be 0. Replace Lock Switch 2 of the door lock mechanism if the resistance reads other than 0.
  • Step 7 Rotate the cam on the door lock mechanism to the locked position. Test the resistance between Pin 3 and Pin 2 of the door lock connector with the ohmmeter. The resistance should be 0. Replace Lock Switch 1 of the door lock mechanism if the resistance reads other than 0.

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    Door locked after cancelling self clean option

    Open the door. In the upper left corner, press and hold the door switch (the one that controls the inside light). Start a self clean cycle and wait for lock motor to engage. When the lock stops moving it should be in the unlocked position. Press cancel to stop the self clean.

    If you need more assistance let me know.
    Good luck!
    Mar 29, 2009 • Ovens

    Oven Door Locked

    the oven door does lock during self clean, otherwise it will not work. however, the door is supposed to unlock after the oven has cooled. if it is still locked, turn the oven to self clean and wait about a minute and then hit cancel and see if the door unlocks. if not, there may be a probelm with the door lock mechanism. Joe
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