This will help tremendously -- if I can understand it!
Here's an update to the problem. I used a thin 1/4" x 1" piece of oak trim moulding to push the lock mechanism open at the beginning of the clean cycle. Pushing from the right, I was actually able to open the oven. However, the lock mechanism is still engaged. How do I get it to open and stay open?
With the oven door open, I pushed the clean button and set the t-stat past broil to clean. Nothing happened. Then I pushed the lock/latch to the left with my hand. The fan turned on and the broil element started heating. When I released the latch, the fan stopped and the broil element began to cool. Then the latch began to swing from left to right and back. I then pushed the oven off button and set the t-stat to zero. The latch continued to automatically swing from left to right and back. I then closed the oven door, and the latch stopped swinging and locked the door closed.
Then I started another clean cycle and was able to get the door open again with my wooden stick. With the door open, the latch began swinging back and forth. I turned the oven and t-stat off and, with the latch still swinging back and forth, went to the basement and turned the breaker off. The latch is now in the mostly closed position, preventing the oven door from closing fully.
If I was to test for continuity on the wires/relays when the oven is going through it's motions, where should I start? Is it the K4 relay that needs power? Now that I can remove the lock assembly housing to get to the wires, should I test the K3 relay for power? Thanks for your help!
Edited by dvanallen, 03 September 2012 - 12:52 AM.