Oven is confused
January 18, 2014 2:21 PM Subscribe
Our GE gas range thinks its door is locked, but it is definitely not.
posted by raspberrE to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
The problem arose shortly after we removed the back of the electronic control panel to remove a... ahem... critter that had crawled into the LCD screen.
Every time I press the "bake" or "broil" buttons, I get a message that says "UNLOCK DOOR." However, the door is not locked and in fact has never been locked, to my knowledge. We don't use the self clean function.
The saving grace is that unplugging the oven for 10 seconds and plugging it back in gives you one chance to turn on the bake function with no error message... but due to the position of our oven and the outlet, unplugging and plugging in the oven every time I need to cook something is a huge pain in the rear. Also it sometimes spontaneously turns off during baking and flashes the "UNLOCK DOOR" message again... and trying to unplug/plug in the hot oven is a little tricky.
Anybody ever DIYed this fix? We have tried tightening the metal panel behind the LCD/electronics, taking the panel off and looking around for obvious problems, etc, but no dice so far.