Will my self-cleaned oven be forever locked?
December 8, 2010 11:40 AM Subscribe
I ran the self-cleaning cycle on my Whirlpool Cleantop oven. It finished successfully, and now the next day, the door is staying locked. Help?
posted by nevercalm to Home & Garden (13 answers total)
We've never run the self-clean on this oven, new to us but not the house. Once we did, the door stayed locked.
If I set everything to "clean" again and start to move the lever back to "locked," it will automatically set the timer for the cycle, but I can't move that lever all the way to "locked."
Prying the door open a wee bit to get a look, I can see that what looks like the locking mechanism is still engaged.
I've googled around and read that resetting the oven by powering it off sometimes works. I hit the breaker and left it for a few, but when I powered it back up, nada.
Anyone have any experience with this, and how it might be remedied without the use of a repairman yet leaving me with a working oven? I frankly don't care if the self-clean works ever again, I just need to do some cookin when the WHOLE family is here for xmas (naturally.)