Range & Wall Oven - Oven Door Locked During Baking

The oven door lock on ranges and wall ovens is designed to be used during a self-clean cycle only. If your oven has a manual lock (a door latch handle that you can slide from left to right), do not manually lock the oven when using other functions.


If your oven has an automatic lock, it should only engage during the self-clean cycle. Should the automatic self-clean lock engage and lock the oven door during a bake cycle, press the CLEAR/OFF pad and allow the range or wall oven to cool to room temperature. Once cool, see if the automatic lock has released by trying to open the oven door. If the door opens, the automatic lock has reset itself. You can reset the oven to the desired baking temperature and finish cooking whatever is in the oven.


If this does not resolve the issue, service may be needed. For service, please schedule an appointment with GE Appliances Factory Service.