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the peabodys Posted on Jul 19, 2007

VDSC365-6B Started self clean cycle on oven - turned it off about an hour into the cycle and hae not been able to get the oven door to unlock since then. We have re-set circuit breaker

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    Self Cleaned oven now oven door will not unlock oven will not work and range is also not working

  • levasheff Dec 02, 2007

    Also Self Cleaned oven now oven door will not unlock oven will not work and range is also not working

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    cleaned oven and door won't unlock

  • pat2008 Jan 01, 2008

    I tried to Self Clean --- cycle never started (no heat), but oven door locked and will not unlock now. The oven does work, (except for Self Clean), but is useless since I can't open the door. Have tried cutting power at the circuit breaker, but no luck.

  • wdyck189 Apr 12, 2009

    opened oven door half way into clean cycle


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Ove corse you need to make sure your oven is or has cooled down and turn the breaker off for good measure  I had this problem.  I think the locking unit is jumping gears because i hear a grinding sound when Mine locks.  The way I got mine open was,  Lookalong the top of the oven door.  there are vent slits cut in the top, if you look in them where the latch is you will see the hook that is holding the door shut.  I took a butterknife ( you need something flat and strong because of the angle yu have to hold it at.  take the knife and push the hook to the left.  I will take a few tries but it should pop open.  once it is open and power is restored the latch will retract to its normal position.  hope this helps   

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Step 1Use a plastic spoon to scrape away any extra spillovers or burnt-on food from inside the oven. Remove as much of this as you can before running the self-cleaning cycle, because any spillovers left in the oven during the cleaning cycle may cause a lot of smoke.
  • Step 2Wipe off the inside of the oven with a rag dipped in soapy water. Be careful not to get any cleaning supplies on the oven door gasket or to disrupt the position of the gasket at all; having a good seal is critical to the success of the oven's self-cleaning cycle.
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    Look for a manual lever to unlock the oven. If there is one, it will probably swing back and forth horizontally, just below the upper edge of the oven door.

  • Swing the locking lever, if one is present, all the way to the left. This should unlock the oven. If there is no manual lever to unlock the oven, it may be unlocked using push-button controls.

  • Check to see if the oven is in a self-cleaning cycle, or has just completed a self-cleaning cycle. If so, the door will unlock automatically once the oven has finished the cleaning cycle and cooled completely, which may take several hours. You cannot unlock the oven before it has cooled.

  • Unlock the "Clean/Off" button. Depending on the brand and model of your oven, the button may display both of these designations or just one. If your oven door is locked, but the oven is not warm and is not in a cleaning cycle, unlock it by pressing and holding the "Clean/Off" button.


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