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My amana gas range oven (I'm not sure of the model) is

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Hi my amana gas range oven (I'm not sure of the model) is locked I've tried everything short of a crowbar but nothing works
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

So if the oven is cooled down and it won't unlock, then it sounds like the oven latch has failed. Try turning the breaker off to the unit for 60 seconds to see if it will reset. When you turn the circuit breaker on go inside and push on the door and hold it for a minute or two in case it's rubbing on the door latch not letting it release. If that doesn't work, then try to set the self clean, wait 60 seconds and cancel it to see if that will reset the door latch assembly. If nothing resets the door lock, then you just need to manually open the door and replace the door latch assembly. It's not easy to manually unlock the door. You'll need to use a coat hanger and pull the latch assembly from RIGHT to LEFT by slipping it down between the door and the oven frame at the top. Force the latch over to the left and open the door, then you can remove the panel in front of the door latch and replace the latch assembly.

Now I do want to also add that you may need something stronger than a coat hanger to manually open the door. If you have an "L-shaped" tool like a cotter pin puller or allen wrench, that might give you the added strength to be able to pull on the latch and release it.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where would I find the breaker?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

That would be the breaker on your house that I'm talking about. If you don't know where the breaker on your house is for the oven, then you can unplug the oven if that is easier.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did unplug it but I will try it again
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

alright well that is only the first step, there are several things I listed that you'd need to go through and the latch may need to be replaced, that can't be controlled.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unplugging didn't work so I guess i have to find an Allen wrench
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.