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Self cleaning cycle in my GE Spectra Range

Customer Question

I was using the self cleaning cycle in my GE Spectra Range & noticed a flame. So I interrupted
the cycle & turned oven off. The lever will move to the left now that’s it’s cooled down, but
it will not unlock to open the oven.

Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 6 years ago.

You are explaining the lever linkage has become disconnected from the door switch. The only way to open the oven is to take an object (coat hanger Round metal rod Etc.) Insert it between the top of door and top of oven to disengage the door latch itself. Do you have a model number?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 6 years ago.

The problem you have is one that is difficult to repair as the latch is inside the door opening. So there really is no proper way of opening the door.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I tried turning off circuit breaker off few minutes. Then I turned it back on. Used a metal hanger but nothing happened. Is the switch on the locked side or open side of the lever? I tried the center also. Nothing changed.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I tried your suggestion but it did not work. Is there any other possibilities?

Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 6 years ago.

What is the model number? You can usually find this by pulling out the bottom drawer. The number will be on the frame of the stove. Like I said there is really no easy way to open the door. You are basically forcing the lock open

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

JPC 78? Bought it new in June 2000.

Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 6 years ago.

Not a good model number.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Model JBP 78 W082WW

Serial HZ(###) ###-####/p>

 

Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 6 years ago.

Here’s a better look at how the latch is positioned. Like I said there’s no real simple way to open the door. You can also try replacing the computer and see if that will open the door. Very expensive way to go. If the lock was the problem it still will not open the door

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