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Oven door lock engaged while NOT in cleaning mode with door open. Will not disengage. Cycled main power, cancel button does not work; Oven also inoperable. HELP! Appreciate any tips or tricks to get it unlocked. Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    Law student... finals start in 3 days... fridgidaire oven lock is stuck with the door open. the light is on and the oven is beeping every 3 minutes. not what i need right now. Have hit about every button and held it down. unplugged it for a few minutes...

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    my oven door wont unlock

  • AGC2044 Jan 08, 2008

    Self-Cleaning Oven - Frigidaire: No manual. Started Self-Clean process, door locked and have no idea how to unlock it now.

  • help_my_oven Feb 14, 2008

    My oven was off and closed and I leaned on the control panel and now it is locked and beeps every few minutes.   Door opens and closes, but makes wierd sound when open.  Will not unlock and will not work?  

  • Len 59 Mar 24, 2008

    Hello,

    I have a Frigidaire electric stove. Modl MEF352CGSD. I have had it for about 10 years. Today after cooking Easter dinner the door lock was engaged, dr is displayed and I can not get the lock to disengage so the oven will close completely. Please help.

    Thanks,

    Linda

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    Oven door lock will not disengage

  • JJones072 Jun 25, 2008

    My frigidaire over keeps beeping after I attempted to self clean and an error message of F90 appeared. Door lock keeps going forever. It will unlock however then relock and start beeping all over again. I've unplugged overnight and still the F90 reappears. I just wanted to clean the oven and the self cleaning function never started. Please Help! Thanks

  • winkster432 Jul 01, 2008

    Oven door locked, unable to use oven/burners....did not press clean button...

  • johnkittredg Jul 28, 2008

    lock is on and wont go off by holding the button, any other solutions?

  • christinaswi Sep 04, 2008

    i dont know what the model of my oven is, but it is locked because it says it is "cleaning" i pressed canel and it does not unlock it. it has already been almost 9 hours and i dont know what to do...HELP!!!!!
    christina


  • lrp1225 Sep 10, 2008

    I think I have a problem which was mentioned---somehow, I started "clean", while the door was open---now the latch will not let the door close--and I have no functions---

    please clearly explain a simple fix--thanks

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    have tried unplugging, wont reset. have tried tech 17 fix, doesnt work. any other ideas?

  • bigred5 Dec 28, 2008

    My door says locked but is unlocked

    I tried holding clear button in, unplugging, holding door lock in and holding clear at same time (then it said F1 error whatever that is)
    Any advice

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Hold the lock button for 3-5 seconds...

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In our case the door was open but the lock was latched. Holding the Clear/Off button had no effect. We unplugged the unit. Then while one person held the oven door light switch button in, another person plugged the unit in. While still holding the light switch button in, the Clear/Off button was pressed for 10-15 seconds, at which point "locked" appeared in the display. Then, while still holding the light switch button in, pressing and holding the Clear/Off button unlocked the unit and everything worked!

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    In our case the door was open but the lock was latched. Holding the Clear/Off button had no effect. We unplugged the unit. Then while one person held the oven door light switch button in, another person plugged the unit in. While still holding the light switch button in, the Clear/Off button was pressed for 10-15 seconds, at which point "locked" appeared in the display. Then, while still holding the light switch button in, pressing and holding the Clear/Off button unlocked the unit and everything worked!


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Push and hold in on the door switch with the door open and push cancel will reset

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My door locked after a power failure. There is not anything published by the manufacture to solve problem. I pressed clear off key till clock apeared, then presed clock, as thou I was going to set the time. Clock is now flashing, pressed clock again and door opened.

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My range door is open and in the locked position. How can I close it? To close an open door when it’s in the locked position and the door is open, press and hold the oven door light switch while following these simple steps:


  1. Program the oven to self-clean.

  2. Wait 20 seconds.

  3. Cancel self-clean.

  4. Wait 20 seconds.

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OK the April 12 solution worked for me. I held the door button in and pressed the broil button for about 5-10 seconds. The lock moved and I was able to close the door. Thank you!!!!!!!

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My oven door remained locked after the cleaning cycle- model # FES365ESA. I flipped the breaker and then turned the oven on just to 350. Then, I held the Clear/Off button until the door opened. Don't know why it worked, but it did. Hope this helps anyone else. There seems to be no mention of it in the owner's manual either.

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Hold in the door button and push broil until the latch makes a 360 degree
then the door lock should stop flashing and the oven will work again

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  • banana72 Dec 22, 2010

    This worked great...let me clarify...the door button is not on control panel..it is on the top left when you open the oven door..just push button and broil button, you will see the lever move back to original position...Who ever you are..you saved Christmas. :).

  • drshomes Jan 01, 2011

    Thank you sooooo much! New Years day will be filled with fun AND food!!! Happy New Year!

  • mr-ganja Apr 04, 2011

    You ROCK!!! I was about to make my girlfriend cook the pizza in the microwave! hehe

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2011

    Thank You, I was getting so hungry for something cooked in the oven. :) It worked.

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2011

    It worked. Not sure what the 360 degree biz is, but the latch moved back to the unlocked position when I held the door open and pushed the broil button. Thanks all!!

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  Try unplugging unit for a minute.

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Followed suggestion to unplug unit. When plugged in pushed and held clear/off button for @5 seconds. Unit cleared, what a relief.

  • george272 Nov 23, 2010

    We had a problem where the bottom oven was locked and the cleaning fans were blowing..

    Nothing worked so my wife banged on it and it unlocked :-)

    I hate this oven.

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Here's what worked for us when the oven door wouldn't unlock. Hold the LOCK button down until the display shows "LOCKED" with a little padlock icon. Then select the OFF button. Yaaaay... dinner is only an hour late!

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Had exact same problem with oven door locked in open position while trying to clean....thanks tech17! Your solution worked great!

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Guest answer that wrote on 4.12.08 fixed my problem. My oven door was open whern I started the clean cycle. I did as was suggested and the lock moved to the other side allowing me to be able to close the oven door.

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My locking pin was slightly bent in a manner that would not let the door fully shut.  I bent it so that it would line up with the door hole.

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Thank you very much. your suggestion worked very well.

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Service man said we need new electronic overlay and oven probe--$250 plus !1
Tech 17 solution confusing- where is "cancel" button?
"hold" in light switch?
Help us who are not so sharp.
Unplugging did not help.

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I just did this, Hold the clear button until it beeps. When you get it open and shut it hold the clear again, close it and in a few seconds the door unlocks by itself.

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To unlock the safty lock when door is stuck open.....push and hold the button just inside the oven door and, while holding that in, push and hold the clear button for 3 seconds

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Door was open and lock was engaged. I held the door button in for about 5 to 10 seconds. The lock cycled, door closed, and lock light went off. Whew!

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OK, here's what I did. My company leaned against the door and LOCKED it. No freaking manual thanks to the previous owner. SOOO, I held down the Clear key until the little red lock went away. Then I held down the Clear key again until the "Door Locked" display went off. YAY, success!!! Hope that helps!

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SOURCE: How do I unlock the oven door?

If the lock is engaged, is the oven in a self cleaning cycle? If so, cycle power to the oven, that should cancel the self cleaning cycle.

Reply back if that worked or not and I'll try to help you further.

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SOURCE: Oven door lock engaged while NOT in cleaning mode with door open

The question isn't that clear as to what your problem is but try unplugging the stove or turning the power off to the stove at your main fuse/breaker box and then turn it back on. You should then have the oven door unlocked

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