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How do I replace an Oven Door Lock Assembly in an Electric Range?

It's possible that the oven door lock assembly has failed and needs to be replaced, if the oven doesn't automatically lock when you start the self-clean cycle or it doesn't open after cooling to room temperature. If the child lockout doesn't work on an oven that has that feature, you should replace it.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Unplug the range.

    Pull the range forward and then plug it. Someone can help you move the range. To prevent scratching the flooring, put the range on cardboard.

  2. Remove the back panel.

    Press the panel against the range as you remove the last couple of screws to make sure it doesn't fall. To set the panel aside, lower it to the floor. Before removing the back panel, you might need to loosen the power cord. The Installation Guide shows how to remove the power cord.

  3. Disconnect the wires from the door lock assembly.

    If you want to attach the wires to the door lock assembly the same way, you need to take a picture of the wires and mark them with numbered pieces of masking tape. The oven door lock motor assembly has wires that need to be disconnected.

  4. Remove the door lock assembly.

    Attach the door lock assembly to the mounting screws. Pull the oven door lock motor assembly down to release it from the connecting rod. The door lock assembly needs to be removed from the range.

  5. Install the new oven door lock assembly.

    Put the connecting rod in the opening of the oven door lock motor assembly. Attach the door lock assembly to the assembly.

  6. Reconnect the wires.

    The digital image or numbered tags show the location of the wires on the oven door lock assembly.

  7. Reattach the back panel.

    Put the outer back panel on the back of the range so that the holes are in place.

  8. Plug in the range.

    Push the range into position by plugging in the range. The anti-tip brackets need to be properly engaged in the rear leveling foot.

Time required: 15 minutes.

You would need the following tools: 1/4-inch nut driver, screwdriver, work gloves.

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