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JTP56 Self Cleaning issue

When I set up the ovens for self cleaning, the process begins and the doors lock - then they unlocked themselves - and lock again. This continues locking and unlocking until I figure out a way to make it stop (don't remember what that is). They never self clean. We have replaced the front panel but that did nothing. Now, my wife is cleaning the ovens and the panel starts flashing "locked" although the doors are not locked. Any help.

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  • DavidPal May 08, 2008

    I've bailed to GE Service call. Coming Monday. I'll let you know. BTW, the model number is LTP56WA3WW. At this point I'm too tired to fight GE products. Hopefully, never again! Thanks for your help.

  • DavidPal May 08, 2008

    One more thing. Got an F9 error code yesterday and basically can't use the oven now.

  • DavidPal May 14, 2008

    So, OK (Good English). The GE Rep comes and blames me for everything. Tries to make it look like they're "experts" and their oven is a finely tunes NASCAR engine. Told me I had something "goofy" going on (must have learned that in advance rocket science class). Told me I would need a 3rd new Control Panel (replaced twice and have a spare in the garage). Then he went onto imply that the panels that I had might not be Genuine GE Parts since he didn't know where I got them although they had all indications of being from GE. Went out to his van and came in with a bill for $466. I asked him to switch out the panel with the one in the garage which he did. SAME PROBLEM. This didn't make sense to me. Why would you get the same problem. Both panels couldn't be equally screwed up, right?



    Embarassed to say, but it turns out that the last service tech (not GE because I despise them) had 2 wires switched. When the GE tech put the new one in, he just applied the wires the way they were on the original panel (being an "expert" I think he should have seen that right away). Anyway, $180 later everything is OK and turns out - probably - money well spent. I wouldn't have figured that out. Just wierd how it worked for so long that way. Know anyone who needs a new control panael? Got one cheap!



    Thanks for your help and response. It's nice to know that there is someone on our side. David

  • jsaul11 Aug 03, 2008

    oven door locked - can't open - don't know how to open. i do not want to clean the oven. i must have accidently hit something earlier today which triggered the lock. i turned the circuit breaker on/off - nothing.

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It sounds like you need to replace the door latch assembly. One of the switches on it is not working properly so the control is not getting the correct signal for the door latch position. It could be an oven control problem, but most likely it is the latch.
Post back with the complete model number from the oven if you need more help and I will answer as soon as I can.
Thanks, Mike

Posted on May 07, 2008

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    Just wanted to follow up on your oven and see if you got it fixed. Thanks, Mike

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I JUST CALLED FRIGIDAIRE AND GOT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELF CLEANING:

1. TAKE OUT THE RACKS UNLESS YOU DON'T MIND THEM TARNISHING
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An electric oven is a great oven choice because of the advanced self-cleaning feature often available on certain models. A self-cleaning oven uses high temperatures to clean crusty baking spills and splatters and free its owner from having to use harsh chemicals to clean his oven. The following 4 steps lay out how a self-cleaning oven works.

Step 1 - Setting the Self Cleaning Mode
Depending on the style and brand of oven you own, you start the self-cleaning cycle by setting the oven's operating dial to "Clean," a function that can be as simple as setting a timer knob or pushing one or two buttons.

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The oven door lock needs approximately 1 hour to cool down before the oven door can be opened after a self cleaning cycle has finished. If the lock does not open after the oven has cooled down, you can try....1) Unplugging the range or shut off the circuit breaker for 5 minutes. Plug the range back in or turn on the circuit breaker. Set the clock and try moving the door lock lever or opening the door. 2) Set the self-clean cycle again and only allow it to work for 15 minutes. Cancel the self-clean cycle and allow the oven to cool. Gently try moving the door lock lever or opening the door.

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Error F-9 means:Door lock safety circuit on ERC sensed Replace the door latch assembly

To solve this...Just press and hold the door latch to unlock position and then press cancel for a few seconds. The latch will return to its original position

This will probably fix it..but if doesnt work try this
Try unplugging the oven from the electrical power. May release the lock, which is held in place by a tiny micro switch. If not and while the electric is still off or the oven is unplugged, use a bright light flashlight to look through the slot where the lock is in the oven, not in the door.

You may be able to use a thin blade screwdriver to move the lock to the release position. Check the angle of the lever. A slightly bent lever handle also can cause this type of condition.

If all else fails, remove the access panel on the front of the oven to access the locking device and release it. May have to disconnect the wires to the lock which will allow door to function but not during any self cleaning modes.

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