03-14-2013 12:53 PM
I ran the self-cleaning feature on my stove two days ago, and the oven door remains locked. The door automatically locks when running the self-cleaning feature. I ran the cleaning feature without access to an owner's manual, but the manuals I found on the web suggested that the door will unlock automatically when the oven cools - in about one hour. I shut the oven down without letting the time completely finish. I do not know if this action might have created problem. Alternatively, could the oven have "cooked" the lock as the oven got quite hot while cleaning.
03-19-2013 07:17 AM
You may have to re run the cleaning cycle and let it finish.
03-21-2013 02:26 PM
or reset the oven by flipping the breaker. Just make sure the oven is still not trying to clean.
03-31-2013 06:09 PM
I tried both restarting the cleaning cycle and flipping the breaker. Neither worked. I ended up lifting up the range top to access the lock assembly. I then forced the lock latch open with a screwdriver. I assume maybe the locking mechanism went bad while cleaning. I will know next time I try to use the self-cleaning system. It may no longer function if the locking mechanism is faulty, but at least my range is otherwise fully functioning.