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The door lock on my Kenmore oven has been activated and the

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The door lock on my Kenmore oven has been activated and the self clean cycle is not running. How do I unlock it?
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Is the door locked closed or can you open it?

Do you have the model number?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes the door is locked closed and no I can't open it.


It is either an ES335 or a(NNN) NNN-NNNNdepending on which owner's manual document I'm looking at.

Ok the model number is XXXXX(NNN) NNN-NNNN

Try turning the breaker off to the oven for 5 minutes and then turn it back on. This might reset the control board and unlock the door. Did that work?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No, that didn't work.

You have a bad door lock then and will need to replace it.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Is there a way to open the door without destroying the door/oven?

I slide a piece of cardboard between the door and the oven on the right side. Then I slide the cardboard to the left to force the latch over and then pull out on the door.
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