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Why did my Kenmore built-in electric self-cleaning oven turn itself on and lock the door?

I have double ovens 42889 and 42881 that are about 20 years old. The problem began when electricity to the house was cutting on and off. I turned off the breaker to the oven for 2 hours hoping that it would reset itself. This did not help. It does not respond to the cancel button. The big problem is that there is a pannini maker in the oven. It doesn't appear to be heating but it is a concern that it will begin to heat and then it will create a big fire when that pannini maker starts to melt. It does continue make cycle noises.

Kenmore , Wall Ovens , Appliances
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Lyle W
The electrical power surge obviously affected the oven control, relay circuit board and the lock mechanism. The proper repair of this problem will require diagnosis by a service technician. I recommend shutting off the breaker to the oven and calling a service technician to repair the oven.
by Lyle W Earned 136,245 community points in Kenmore
January 6th, 2009
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