Our oven has a very heavy door so when you close it, it usually pulls to w/ a bang. The oven light would sometimes stick on but if we "jiggled" the switch a little it would go off. Well, now our oven light is stuck on and is keeping the oven warm. There is a clicking noise when the light button is on (or off, I can't tell which is which right now) and the switch is jiggled. The bulbs are behind a grating so I haven't been able to remove them. If I do pull the bulbs out and the switch is in on position, will I burn anything up? Do you have any suggestions for how to best get the light to go out? Thanks!
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On most of these ovens, you can either unplug the unit or flip the breaker from the main and keep it off for ten minutes, then either plugs it back in or turn it back on, and then hit and hold the start/cancel button on the control board for twenty seconds. Yu should hear a beep and then you should see the display light up and ask for you to set the time. If it does this, then the reset has worked. If so, put the oven into a self clean cycle and hit start, listen for the machine to come on, and about a minute later cancel the cycle and see if the door unlocks. If that doesn't work, you may have a bad door lock assembly and you will be forced to manually unlock the door.
To manually unlock the door, stick a screwdriver or heavy wire coat hanger in between the door oven and the door lock and see if you can disengage the door lock. If you manage to get the door open, leave the door open and put the oven into another self clean cycle. If after hitting the start button to activate the self clean cycle, you notice the door lock either not moving or getting stuck closed again you will need a new door lock assembly. If after hitting the start button, the door lock seems to be working fine, the door lock had probably shorted out during the cleaning cycle and looks to be okay now.
if you mean on a whirpool washer it is the door connection circuit. Try banging the door on the right to manually unlock it. Once open check that the hook is aligned with the door lock. If you have switched the machine off then all the lights may have gone off. Leave for 20 minutes then switch back on and hold the reset button for at least three seconds. If this works and lights come back on try a speed wash to check every thing is okay.
Sometimes if the machine has been knocked or the door not closed correctly this will happen.
The switch which activates your light probably is stuck/broken in the on position.It should be similar to a refrigerator where you can see a small rod sticking out,or something that sticks out of the completely flat front of your oven with the door open.Sometimes there is an access panel,sometimes the whole panel comes off.The screws should be noticeable,almost flush on the front.Sometimes they are covered with a cap for appealing looks.Those just pry or unscrew off.
You will have to order the part.Even if it is expensive,there probably is a $50 minimum for a repair center just to show up.Then labor,20% minimum parts price markup also.Greg Pull the circuit breaker before messing with any wires.
You will have to pull the oven dorr up and out again, it might be a little hard to pull but the door didn't went in straight and it's preventing the hinge from closing. go to repairclinic.com for an ilustration on how the door and hinges fit in place.
you have bad receviers probably. did you set anything heavy on it latley? sometimes you can realign the door by sticking a peicee of 2x4 between the door and the frame and closeing the door to pop the hinge out a little thatt sometimes solves the problem with out haveing to replace the hinges and the receivers
Since the manual doesn't tell you how do this, and the repair place can't either (other than a service call) I got a little creative without trying to take the whole door apart. First, un lock the hinges and take the door off, It's a bit heavy so be careful. Lay the door on it's back. Now find something long and thin ( a yard stick will do) drench a long cloth with windex and then slide the cloth and the stick between the glass, just make sure you hang on to the cloth so you don't get it stuck between the glass. This worked perfect for me, and saved a service call. Poor design, it should be simple to remove the glass, I guess the designer never cleaned an oven. Make sure you put the door back on correctly, othewise you will go nuts. Angle it in on a 45 dregee angle to the first notch. Then instead of naturally trying to close it up, pull it down slowly to towards floor to open up the hinges and then close it back up. Good luck