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Oven is Locked - What to Do

Whirlpool Oven Door is Locked - What Should I Do?

If the oven door is locked either when starting the oven or when using, there are some things you can do.  

Door is locked when starting or using the oven

  • Press the Cancel/Off key to start a latch reset, wait 20-30 seconds, and open the door.
  • Turn the power off at the circuit breaker or fuse box for one minute, then turn the power back on.
  • Allow the oven to cool for approximately 30-90 minutes. Move the latch arm to the left to unlock the door.

Door is locked during the Self-Clean cycle

  • If power was interrupted during a Self-Clean cycle, and the cycle did not resume, select the "Self Clean" option, then select "Cancel." Wait a couple of minutes, and then try to start the cycle again. 
  • If the oven clean cycle was started by mistake, Press the Cancel/Off key. The oven will need to cool to approximately 200°F (95°C) before the door will open. 
  • Allow the oven to cool, for approximately 30-90 minutes, move the latch arm to the left to unlock the door.

Reset power to the product:

2 pin electric plug power cable

  1. Power the unit down by turning off the circuit breaker(s) or fuse(s) for one (1) minute.
  2. Power the unit up by turning on the circuit breaker(s) or fuse(s).
  3. Check the oven to see if the oven has been unlocked.


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