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Kenmore Oven Door Lock Problem - 911.4742594

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There must be something in the air..... Minus the "bras" :shock: I did exactly the same thing as Cheri. MODEL Number 911-4742594.  Lock light is flashing and the lock mechanism is deployed: door unable to close as a result. Please advise. Many Thanks!  Kevin - Durham,NC

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PROBLEM SOLVED...:D If anyone else has this problem (w/Kenmore 911-47425)  after you cancel the self-clean cycle, just press and hold the light switch; the "locking mechanism" resets itself and then the door will close. ( hopefully ) you won't have to open up the panel and disconnect the "locking arm" as I did...only to watch it "reset" when I closed the door...ugh.

Peace, Kevin :cool:

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Whoa! Good trick, thanks for posting that! :dude:

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[align=left]THIS SERVICE POINTER APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING BRANDS: Whirlpool and KitchenAid:[/align]

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[align=left]4322495[/align]

[align=left]December, 1998[/align]

[align=left]ALL WHIRLPOOL FREESTANDING[/align]

[align=left]ELECTRIC AND GAS RANGES[/align]

[align=left]with Motorized Self-Clean Door[/align]

[align=left]Latch Mechanism[/align]

[align=left](STARTING WITH CODE DATE RH20)[/align]

[align=left]CAUSE:[/align]

[align=left]COMPLAINT:[/align]

[align=left]Cannot close the oven door completely because the selfclean[/align]

[align=left]latch mechanism interferes with it.[/align]

[align=left]When the self-clean cycle is selected, the motor will take[/align]

[align=left]about 6 seconds to completely lock the door. If a customer[/align]

[align=left]pulls the door open before the latch arm can lock[/align]

[align=left]it, the latch mechanism will be extended and interfere[/align]

[align=left]with closing the door. After 60 seconds the self-clean cycle[/align]

[align=left]will terminate and an error code (E0 F5) will appear.[/align]

[align=left]CORRECTION:[/align]

[align=left]Follow the instructions to unlock the latch and properly[/align]

[align=left]close the door:[/align]

[align=left]l Press CANCEL to erase the error code.[/align]

[align=left]l Depress and hold down the DOOR LIGHT SWITCH[/align]

[align=left]plunger (located on the front frame of the oven).[/align]

[align=left]l Press CLEAN (not START). Latch will unlock in about[/align]

[align=left]6 seconds[/align]

[align=left]The service pointer from Whirlpool... :)   Pegi[/align]

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Cool! Thanks, Pegi! :tinkerbell:

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Stupid question, but do you mean the inside light button, or the one on the front top of the range?  For some reason, this just started happeneing with my range and the lock light keeps coming on, again and again, after I cancel the clean process.  At first I thought my son had pushed the clean button, when he was supposed to push the broiler button.  Then after I hit cancel, it kept locking the door, then I couldn't close the door.  Then the lock light would go out, then it would come back on.  I can't easily get to the power cord because it is literally in the floor UNDER the range.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  It is also the season for four-legged critters to find a warm place.  I heard scratching inside the stove last weekend and thought perhaps they had chewed thru some wires or something.  The top burners work fine, just the oven and broiler doesn't. 

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Sure would be nice to have the model number so we can see who made this for Sears.

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Thank Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!! It worked for me!!    I followed the steps and wa...la!!!

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I followed your posted oven door unlocking instructions, but was unsuccessful.   I have a Kenmore model # 665 75822001,  series# RK4819580.  The oven door is lock shut.  When pressing the cancel button I come up with the following error code E0  -F0-. It happened once before and a Sears repair man came out, pressed a few buttons and unlocked it.  I negletected to get the info at that time even though I paided for it.Thanks,Oscar

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I followed your posted oven door unlocking instructions, but was unsuccessful.   I have a Kenmore model # 665 75822001,  series# RK4819580.  The oven door is lock shut.  When pressing the cancel button I come up with the following error code E0  -F0-. It happened once before and a Sears repair man came out, pressed a few buttons and unlocked it.  I negletected to get the info at that time even though I paided for it.Thanks,Oscar

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This is a Whirlpool range, the tech sheet did not give any codes or diagnostics, this is all I have been able to find but is not for the Y line, but since this is a Kenmore badged unit with a Sears model number have no way to know if this pertains to your range or not. Need to get to your tech sheet that is locked inside of your range somewhere...:?

[align=left]F0 - E0 [/align]

[align=left]Analog to Digital Failure[/align]

[align=left]Disconnect for 30 seconds - if display re-appears - replace control [/align]

 

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Thank's anyway.

I have another question. By "replace controls" does this mean the circuit board with the buttons?

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[user=4344]Oscar[/user] wrote:

By "replace controls" does this mean the circuit board with the buttons?

The exact quote is "replace control" -- singular, not plural.

And yes.

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You saved me hours of agony!  Thanks so much!

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:rocker::dude:

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:D Thanks for the Advice, I Couldn't open door for about an hour. It just needed to be reset by starting the "Clean" cycle again(fan turns on), then canceling it with "cancel" button(fan turns off).

  - Once again, thanks for your input and time in this matter!  -PC

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THANK YOU!  A friend called with this problem on Thanksgiving morning with the whole family coming over.  Your advice saved the day! :D Better yet I got to be the hero because I found the answer on your forum. Thanks again!

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You are welcome, thanks for letting us know....;)

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I mistakenly pushed the clean button and then canceled it on my Kenmore oven (haven't looked for the model # yet)now the lock mechanism won't stop locking and unlocking itself. In fact, as long as the oven door is shut the lock mechanism will continually operate. The display doesn't respond to any buttons pushed only flashes the light button.:yikes:

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Sounds like something is stuck in your control board...have you tried cutting the power to the range for a few minutes and then see what happens when power is restored? If it keeps doing this would suspect something is hanging in the range control...

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I did try unplugging and replugging it in however, it just goes right back to the flashing "lock" (not light) button and continuous locking and unlocking. Do I need to get into the locking mechanism to fix this or replace something like a control panel?

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Have you found the model number so we can see who made this for Sears and possibly find some information??  You will need to see what is feeding voltage to the lock assy when it is doing this, if it goes back to the control panel and these wires un-plugged and this behavior stops, would tell you where the problem might be.  You could have switches shorted in the lock assy but no one has any idea what sort of lock assy this has without the model number....:?

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Sure did, the model number is 790-95262991 and the serial number is VF04310388.

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Ok, Frigidaire range with the Kenmore name on it, will see what we can find out tomorrow....

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