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What can I do to get my oven door open on my kenmore electric range model 790.4670

Model number is 790.4670 the door will not unlock and I have tried to push the stop button for 3 seconds. It dose not work..

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It seems that so many of our appliances from ovens to washer and dryers have lock out features. I suppose this is a good thing for safety reasons, but it doesn't feel good. You did not indicate if you checked the owner's manual yet, so I attached in case it is needed. I found two previous posts that address similar question. Hopefully these will help while you wait for the expert answer here.
by Manage My Life
August 15th, 2010
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Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having problems with your range.

Try disconnecting power from the range by turning off the circuit breakers for 60 seconds and returning power. The door may unlock

Set the clock for the time of day, then try putting the oven into a short clean cycle. Only for about 30 seconds, then cancel the clean cycle. The door may unlock.

If this does not solve the locked door issue, we will have to remove front control panel on the range to release the latch hook on the lock motor. The lock motor assembly will have to be replaced.

If you decide to do this procedure please

disconnect power

to the range.

I have included pictures to illustrate this procedure.

First remove the knobs on the range, then remove the nuts that hold the switches to the glass panel.

As described in the picture remove the screws that hold the control panel to the range.

You should now be able to access the lock assembly and remove the screws that secure the motor to the chassis of the range to unlock the door. You can replace the lock motor if you have one at this time keeping in mind the locations of the wires to re-install on the new lock motor. Part number 318261221.

You can order the parst from

Sears Parts Direct


If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

by Sam A Earned 29,003 community points in Kenmore
August 16th, 2010
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