Home Repair (alt.home.repair) For all homeowners and DIYers with many experienced tradesmen. Solve your toughest home fix-it problems.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
MoonsOfJupiter
 
Posts: n/a
Default Frigidaire Range Lock Stuck with door open

I have a Frigidaire Electric Range FEF365BGWC. It came with the house two
years ago and we were told it was two years old then. (So its 4yo.)

While cooking today, after one hour at 375 degrees I opened the door to
check the food. I closed the door and left the kitchen. Nobody else is in
the house.

When I returned 30 minutes later to give another stir, I noticed the
temperature was much cooler. Checking the display, the bake light was out
and the time of day was displayed. Also the LOCK light was blinking green.

I checked the lock and, with the door open, the lock latch was in the locked
position, preventing the door from shutting.

Pressing any cooking button on the control panel shows a "dr" on the display
(presumably meaning the door is open/broken).

The oven has completely cooled now, but the lock is still stuck.

I've cut the power at the breaker, several times, for up to 30 minutes, but
the lock stays stuck.

Is the motor/solenoid shot?

Can I buy a new oven now?

:O:
wd


  #2   Report Post  
jeff
 
Posts: n/a
Default

"MoonsOfJupiter" wrote in message ...

Hi,

I have a Frigidaire Electric Range FEF365BGWC. It came with the house two
years ago and we were told it was two years old then. (So its 4yo.)

While cooking today, after one hour at 375 degrees I opened the door to
check the food. I closed the door and left the kitchen. Nobody else is in
the house.

When I returned 30 minutes later to give another stir, I noticed the
temperature was much cooler. Checking the display, the bake light was out
and the time of day was displayed. Also the LOCK light was blinking green.

I checked the lock and, with the door open, the lock latch was in the locked
position, preventing the door from shutting.

Pressing any cooking button on the control panel shows a "dr" on the display
(presumably meaning the door is open/broken).

The oven has completely cooled now, but the lock is still stuck.


It may be possible to push the door switch yourself ( see upper left
side of the oven opening ) and have someone else set and then cancal
the self clean mode to see if the lock will then go back to it's
normal unlocked position for regular cooking. Sometimes that switch is
just the oven light switch and there is another self clean door switch
is *hidden* on the right side hinge ( behind the side panal ).

I've cut the power at the breaker, several times, for up to 30 minutes, but
the lock stays stuck.

Is the motor/solenoid shot?


The lock assembly may be bad yes.
http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=776607
Door lock/latch motor assembly w/2 switches.

Can I buy a new oven now?


Sure, why not

:O:
wd


jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/
  #3   Report Post  
MoonsOfJupiter
 
Posts: n/a
Default

"jeff" wrote in message
om...
"MoonsOfJupiter" wrote in message

...

Hi,

I have a Frigidaire Electric Range FEF365BGWC. It came with the house

two
years ago and we were told it was two years old then. (So its 4yo.)

While cooking today, after one hour at 375 degrees I opened the door to
check the food. I closed the door and left the kitchen. Nobody else is

in
the house.

When I returned 30 minutes later to give another stir, I noticed the
temperature was much cooler. Checking the display, the bake light was

out
and the time of day was displayed. Also the LOCK light was blinking

green.

I checked the lock and, with the door open, the lock latch was in the

locked
position, preventing the door from shutting.

Pressing any cooking button on the control panel shows a "dr" on the

display
(presumably meaning the door is open/broken).

The oven has completely cooled now, but the lock is still stuck.


It may be possible to push the door switch yourself ( see upper left
side of the oven opening ) and have someone else set and then cancal
the self clean mode to see if the lock will then go back to it's
normal unlocked position for regular cooking. Sometimes that switch is
just the oven light switch and there is another self clean door switch
is *hidden* on the right side hinge ( behind the side panal ).

I've cut the power at the breaker, several times, for up to 30 minutes,

but
the lock stays stuck.

Is the motor/solenoid shot?


The lock assembly may be bad yes.
http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=776607
Door lock/latch motor assembly w/2 switches.

Can I buy a new oven now?


Sure, why not

:O:
wd


jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/



Thanks! Yes, holding the light button in while pressing clean and waiting
unlocked the latch.

:O:
wd


  #4   Report Post  
jeff
 
Posts: n/a
Default

"MoonsOfJupiter" wrote in message ...

Thanks! Yes, holding the light button in while pressing clean and waiting
unlocked the latch.

:O:
wd


Glad to hear you are getting somewhere with it

jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/
  #5   Report Post  
Posted to alt.home.repair
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1
Default Frigidaire Range Lock Stuck with door open

replying to MoonsOfJupiter, OVENMAN wrote:
it worked YYYAAAAAA

--
for full context, visit https://www.homeownershub.com/mainte...en-545407-.htm


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
F2 fault error on GE range - broiler element turns on Monque Robinson Home Repair 2 October 15th 03 07:50 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about DIY & home improvement"