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How do I unlock the oven door of my 30inch Kenmore slide in

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How do I unlock the oven door of my 30inch Kenmore slide in range
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Kenmore is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Kenmore elite is 2 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't have the model number
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

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Answer:

You can try to set it into self clean for about 30 seconds then cancel it, if that does not work shut the power off to the unit for a full minute and turn it back on. If that still does not open the door you would have to manually open it. You would need a piece of flexible metal or plastic to put in between the door and frame and slide it typically to the left to hit the latch hook then push it further left or possibly right to get the door to open. If you have to do that to get it to open you likely have a failed latch motor assembly on the unit.

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