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I have a Kenmore smooth cooktop electric range. It is about 3 years old. Recently i used the self clean function, and since then I can't get the oven door to unlock and I'm getting a F5 code on the read out. I tried holding down the light button and it says loc off, but it's still locked.

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2011

    I have tried pressing the clear button, several times and unpluged the oven for over an hour and the problem still remains.

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2011

    After using the self clean function on my Kenmore Elite electric range, I am getting an F5 code. I have tried resetting by pressing the stop button and the light button, even unplugging the range, but the door is still locked. Bryce

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2011

    Tried the self clean again, it goes back to E5 after about a minute. What now? How to I unlock the door manually? Bryce

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2011

    Where do I insert the screwdriver. I don't want to damage the cabinet.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2011

    I've tried holding the light button. The readout says loc off, but the little locked readout remains and the door is still locked I have held the light button for 2 minutes and still nothing else happens.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2011

    Where is the latch, do I need to lift the cooktop? If so how do I do that?

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2011

    I have tried pushing the light button, the stop button, running the self clean again and unpluging the range. What do I do now? They keep telling me to open the door, with a screwdriver, but I can't even see the latch, how do I release it?

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2011

    Have turned the power off for over hour. still F5 code. How do I get the door open to check the probe. I have been told about 4 times to open it with a screwdriver. HOW?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    two little rectangular lights appear.manual says to hold buttons (-,+)simultaneously, no response

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Hi,

The error code F5 indicates the electronic control board has failed. The failure could be the sensor probe, loose or bad sensor probe wire harness connection .
This error code can sometimes be caused by a power surge or glitch through the electric lines. You can try shutting off the circuit breaker to the electric range for 2 minutes. If the code returns after powering the oven back up, then you will probably need to replace the control board.

Before replacing the control board, the sensor probe needs to be tested.
Remove the oven temperature sensor probe from inside the oven cavity. It will be protruding into the oven cavity at the upper left hand or upper right hand corner of the rear wall. It will be secured to the rear wall with two (2) screws. Remove the two screws and pull the oven sensor probe outwards and disconnect it from the quickly disconnect plug. The oven sensor probe will need to be tested with an ohm meter by measuring the resistance of the oven sensor. Measure the resistance by placing the meter leads across the two wires of the oven sensor. The resistance should measure 1100 ohms at room temperature (72 degrees).
If the ohm reading is close to the 1100 ohms it should be reconnected and measure where it connects at the Electronic Oven Control (EOC) board. If it measures the same, I recommend replacing the Electronic Oven Control board. If it does not measure at 1100 ohms, replace the oven sensor probe.

Hope this helps.

Shane

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Hi
You can start the self cleaning cycle again and then stop it after 15 minutes, then let the oven cool for sometime and check if the door opens again, if the not then you have to take a screw driver and open the latch. After this the latch mechanism should be replaced as it is bad. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
Daniel

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    Daniel Scott Mar 03, 2011

    The door latch assembly has gone bad and should be replaced....you can insert a screw driver to open it

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    Daniel Scott Mar 03, 2011

    Press and hold the light switch; the "locking mechanism" resets itself and then the door will open. Engaging the light switch for several seconds resets the entire locking mechanism and overrides the "Stop/Clear" button.

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    Daniel Scott Mar 03, 2011

    OK then insert the screw driver where the latch is and try opening it

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Hi,

Press the "Off/Clear' button to cancel anything on the display, and reset the oven. This is a soft reset and will simply get you out of any program you have started. If the problem still persist,
Perform a hard reset. Pull the plug out of the wall power supply, and wait a moment. Plug the oven back into the wall power supply to reset any anomalies with the oven memory.

Posted on Mar 02, 2011

  • Ishola Olayemi Mar 02, 2011

    Hi,

    The "F5" error on Electric ovens means that the safety circuit
    failed. This could occur because of a power failure or an error with the
    lock circuit. Unplug your oven for 30 seconds and plug it back in. If
    the error remains, replace the lock circuit. On this is done, your problem is fix.




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