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I cannot get my oven door open. It seems to be locked, Its a

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I cannot get my oven...
I cannot get my oven door open. It seems to be locked
JA: What's the make and model of your oven? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Its a fridgedare and about 20 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if I can
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: How do I unlock my oven door
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 4 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 4 months ago

Ok so it sounds like your door latch may have 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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Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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