Monthly Archives: August 2018

How to Fix an Oven Door That Will Not Unlock

How-to-Fix-an-Oven-Door-That-Will-Not-UnlockIf your oven door won’t open when you pull on the door’s handle, don’t panic and don’t try to force it open. Instead, try the following suggestions below, as it could prove an easy fix for this frustrating problem.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.  

First, make sure the oven is not in a self-cleaning cycle. An oven’s self-cleaning cycle can get incredibly hot, reaching temperatures of up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, in order to carbonize dirt and food spills so that they turn to ash. The whole cycle could take several hours including a cool down period. It’s only after your oven is sufficiently cool that your oven door will unlock.

Some ovens allow you to run a shorter self-cleaning cycle or to cancel the cycle. Try pressing the cancel/off key to cancel the cycle. Allow the oven to cool before attempting to open it.

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Electric Stove Is Not Working – Troubleshooting Tips

Electric Stove Is Not Working – Troubleshooting Tips

If your electric stove is not turning on, there are a few quick and easy things you should check first, in order to fix the problem.

First, make sure you have power going to the outlet that powers your stove. Sometimes a circuit breaker or switch will flip to the off position and needs to be reset at the panel so power is restored to the outlet. If this is an ongoing problem, the breaker could be weak and needs to be replaced.

Next, check the power outlet. Most stoves require a special 240 volt wall outlet. A wall outlet can be tested for voltage using a multimeter.

Warning! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Learn more about Appliance Repair Safety.

Problems with the Oven Portion of a Stove Not Working

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