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Dave in TN

Kitchen Aid Gas Cooktop is Locked / Model KFGU766VSS

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I have a KitchenAid Architect Series II Gas 5-Burner cooktop. My wife removed all of the knobs and burner parts to clean it. When she reinstalled everything, the "lock" light came and none of the burners work. When you push and hold the lock button, the unit beeps three times and a small blue light on the indicator for the left rear (smallest) burner is briefly illuminated. The manual states that this is an indicator that the burner is still on preventing the unit from unlocking. However, I have turned the knob for that burner to the off position several times with no luck. I even unplugged the unit for 15 seconds and replugged it with the same result. I also removed and replaced the two burner parts, again with no change. The only difference with this burner I can detect is that there is slightly more resistance in turning the knob, but that was probably the case before my wife cleaned the cooktop.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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It's in his topic title, Brother kdog: KFGU766VSS

The 3 beeps mean the unit thinks one of the cooktop burners is on, specifically, the rear left one. The switch for that burner probably got wet during the cleaning. Remove the knob and use a hair dryer on low heat to dry out the switch as best you can. Once it's dry, the unit should be able to be unlocked.

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Oops - I guess I was looking in the Blue header and content (where it USED to be) - didn't scroll up enough :blush:

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Thanks for the input Master Samurai! My wife called me about 10 minutes after my post to report that the unit had miraculously become unlocked without any further human intervention, which seems to confirm your analysis that the switch became wet and needed to dry out.

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:thumbsup::samurai::rocker:

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