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Oven won't unlock!

I came home from work - reset the clock on my oven and noticed it was locked. It won't unlock and I've tried every button. I've just moved in this house and can't find the manual. It also sounds like it's cleaning or something, but every time I hold down cancel, F7 flashes up. I've done internet searches and just can't figure it out. The clock is set, but the lock light just won't shut and release the door. Help!

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    oven won't unlock

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    I have a Kenmore wall oven (built-in) which wont unlock

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    says ive gotta log in to google to unlock but it refuses my email too. she put a pattern on it but nothin i do unlocks it. even after resetting reset button. who makes or works on zoidpads


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Find the circuit breaker panel and turn off the one labeled "oven". wait 30 minutes and restart. any luck?

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If your Belling oven is unable to unlock after a power cut and you've already tried holding in the cancel button, there are a few additional steps you can try to unlock it:
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I understand that you are having trouble with your Electrolux Icon oven, model# E30SO75ESS, and running the self-clean cycle. I see that the lock button keeps flashing and that you have the racks and rack holders out. I suggest following the steps below to run your self-clean cycle:

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From a google search the following is copied:

LOC is a control panel lock not a door lock, see below.

The Control Lock shuts down the control panel pads to prevent
unintended use of the ovens.
When the control is locked, only the CLOCK, TIMER SET and
TIMER OFF pads will function.
The Control Lock is preset unlocked, but can be locked.
To Lock/Unlock Control: Before locking, make sure the ovens,
Timer and Timed Cooking are off. Press and hold START/ENTER
until a single tone sounds and "Loc," a picture of a lock and
"START?" will appear on the oven display, about 5 seconds.
Repeat to unlock and remove "Loc" from display.

If the above does not work have you tried removing power from the uit for a few minutes to see if it will reset.
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Hello - Does any part of the range work? I would recommend verifying that a fuse is not blown or a circuit breaker tripped. Test the power outlet with a lamp, hair dryer, etc. Another questions, does "Loc" appear in the display if any button is pushed? The Oven Lockout feature automatically locks the oven door, prevents the warmer drawer and most oven controls from being turned ON. If so, press and hold CLEAR/OFF for 3 seconds. A beep will sound. LOC will clear. The "DOOR LOCKED" will continue to flash until the oven door has completely unlocked. Does the clock display "Sd" or "dddd"? If so, the clock is in sales demo mode. Press and hold the "BAKE TIME" button for 6 seconds to exit sales demo mode. If this does not prove to be successful, contact a professional to have EOC diagnosed and/or to confirm that there isn't a wiring failur

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yes hold for 10 seconds you have start button? press and hold for 5 seconds about a clear/off press and hold for a full 3 seconds.
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    What does the sign "control lock" mean?

    Here is what the manual for your oven says about control lock.

    Let me know if you have questions.

    Control Lock
    The Control Lock shuts down the control panel pads to prevent
    unintended use of the oven(s). The Control Lock will remain set
    after a power failure, if set before the power failure. The only time
    it is not available is during the Sabbath Mode or Self-Clean cycle.
    When the control is locked, only the TIMER SET · START, TIMER
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    Located the switch - resetting fixed my stove as well.
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