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GE Oven Error Codes

GE Oven Error Code: Unlock Door

Reasons Your GE Oven Door Won’t Unlock:

  1. Oven Door Latch Stuck After Self-Cleaning Cycle:
    • Self-cleaning cycles can lead to the door remaining locked after the cycle ends.
    • The oven door automatically locks during self-cleaning and will only unlock once it has cooled to room temperature.
    • If it stays locked after cooling, there’s likely an issue.

    Solution: After a self-cleaning cycle, allow the oven to cool completely. If the door remains locked, try the following:

    • Cut off the power to the oven for 30 minutes, then turn it back on.
    • Set the oven to a shorter self-clean cycle (about 1 hour), then wait for it to cool and try opening the door. If these methods fail, schedule a service appointment with GE for professional assistance.
  2. Control Lockout Feature Activated:
    • The Control Lockout feature locks the oven control panel.
    • When activated, pressing most control panel buttons won’t work.

    Solution: Deactivate the Control Lockout feature by pressing and holding the Control Lockout/Gas pad for 3 seconds. This will unlock the control panel, allowing you to open the oven door.

  3. Oven Door Locked While Baking:
    • In some cases, the oven door may lock during regular cooking cycles.

    Solution: If this happens, press the “OFF/CLEAR” button and allow the oven to cool to room temperature, which should release the latch. After cooling, try opening the door. If it doesn’t open, contact GE’s repair service.

Unlocking the Oven Door by Resetting the Computer:

If the above solutions don’t work, you can try resetting the oven’s computer:

  1. Reset the Circuit Breaker:
    • Locate the circuit breaker that powers your oven (often the same one as your kitchen) and turn it off for at least 5 minutes.
    • Turn it back on and check if the oven display shows “12:00.” If the door is still locked, move on to the next step.
  2. Test the Self-Cleaning Setting:
    • Press the self-cleaning button for 30 seconds and release it. Check if the oven door unlocks. If not, proceed to the next step.
  3. Run a New Self-Cleaning Cycle:
    • Program the oven for a 1-2 hour self-clean cycle and let it run.
    • After the cycle, allow the oven to cool completely (usually 1-3 hours) and try unlocking the door.
  4. Cut Power to the Unit:
    • If the door remains locked, return to the circuit breaker and cut power to the oven once more.
    • If it still doesn’t unlock, unplug the unit from the outlet and wait before attempting manual unlocking.

How to Unlock the GE Oven Door Manually:

If all else fails, you can try manually unlocking the oven door:

  1. Allow the Oven to Cool:
    • If you’ve run a self-cleaning cycle, ensure the oven has cooled for at least two hours before proceeding.
  2. Cut Power:
    • Disconnect power at the circuit breaker and unplug the oven from the outlet.
  3. Flip the Door Latch:
    • Use a wire hanger with a hook at the end to locate and flip the latch. It may take a few attempts to find the latch.
  4. Release the Latch:
    • Depending on your GE oven model, you may need to access and release the latch from the side, underneath the stovetop, or from the back of the oven.

If you continue to receive error messages about a locked door when it’s not, consider calling a technician for professional assistance.

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