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My Kenmore Elite oven door keeps locking and unlocking. Loc is displayed on the main panel with the lock icon and "door locked" is flashing. I've pressed and held the door lock button it beeps three times quickly but the loc and lock icon remain and the oven is inoperable. If I try and open the door at that point Dr appears on the display. If I hold in the door switch with the door open while pressing the lock/unlock button it beeps 5 times then after about 10 seconds I get a solid beep and an F11 error. If I leave it alone it beeps once every five minutes or so like it is cycling through something. I thought maybe holding the cooktop button in at the same time might reset it but all it did was lock up my cooktop and now that won't unlock either. I powered it off at the breaker and left it for a day but no change; as soon as I reset the breaker the same cycling started again. The oven keeps locking and unlocking. What do you think might be going on?

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SOURCE: Displayd LOC Code

The first step is to unplug it from the wall for a few minutes then try again.

In case it helps, model EM-S5595 is unlocked by holding the Stop/Clear button as in the photo below.

If that does not do it, try Sano/Fisher Service at http://sanyoservice.com/ .

You may also have a keypad or control board problem.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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SOURCE: Oven error -f3-

In most cases that code means you have a shorting keypad.

If you could post the full model number, I'd be happy to point you to the best source in case you or a friend want to replace it yourself.

Otherwise, we regularly repair these for customers nationwide for $39.95 postpaid plus thew cost of the keypad.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk


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Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore elite microwave oven displays "Locked" and will not respond

My Kenmore Elite microwave (don't have the model number in front of me) also mysteriously locked its own keypad (we were sitting in an adjacent room, heard a strange beep, and got up to find the LED reading "Locked."). I pressed and held down the Stop/Clear button for ~10 seconds and it returned to normal.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: mwk100x7 kleenmaid microwave displays in lcd panel 'LOC'

I did solve the problem myself after leaving the microwave alone for 20 minutes after which it reverted to the normal functions. Many thanks for your interest. Kind regards, Ash

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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William Miller

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SOURCE: My GE Profile spacemaker microwave oven keep on

F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running unattended.

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Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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