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MY MAYTAG OVEN WON'T TURN ON...IT SAYS "LOCK," AND ALTHOUGH

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MY MAYTAG OVEN WON'T TURN ON...IT SAYS "LOCK," AND ALTHOUGH THE DOOR IS NOT LOCKED, IT WON'T LET ME DO ANYTHING! IT WAS WORKING PERFECTLY FINE A FEW HOURS BACK
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you with your Maytag oven. Please give me a moment to review your question.

Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

Can you please give me the model number?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
UNBELIEVABLY, I DON'T HAVE THE MODEL NUMBER. ALL IT SAYS, AND I'VE LOOKED, IS MAYTAG
Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

Did you try to look along the door frame, the hinge, and the ceiling?

Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

If it is a range, pull the drawer out and look at the left leg.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I FOUND A TAG IN THE BACK, IT SAYS MODEL/SERIAL AND
MER5752BAS 17714603NP
Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

Ok, please give me a moment to look that up.

Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

If you open the door and find the lock latch, try moving it back and forth to attempt to free it up.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I WILL TRY AGAIN, BUT I LITERALLY TRIED THAT MORE THAN 10 TIMES ALREADY, TO NO AVAIL.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
TRIED AGAIN.....NOTHING :/
Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

Ok, it probably connects to some switches under the top that makes the oven think that it is locked. One or more of those switches may be stuck.

Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

You may need to get to the latch mechanism to see if something spilled on it or the switches. One moment.

Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

You will need to lift the top up a little. To do that, there are 2 screws on either side - underneath on the right and left corners. Turn the breaker off, remove those screws and gently lift the top and place something soft under it to hold it up.

Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

You need to locate the latch assembly and examine and cycle the switch or switches on it to make sure they function. They may just be stuck.

Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

Do you feel comfortable doing this?

Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

Hello are you still there?

Expert:  Eng-Tech replied 14 days ago.

Is there anything else I can answer for you?