02:16PM | 09/22/13
My wife accidentally touched the "Self Clean" pad instead of "Bake". It auto locked the oven door and proceeded to heat up (gas). When she realized her mistake she panicked and somehow forced the oven door open instead of touching the "Off/Clear" pad.
The problem now is that the door latch is in the locked position, the oven door is open, and there is an orange warning display stating the obvious "locked Door".
Is there a way to restore the appliance to its normal operating mode?


06:04PM | 09/22/13
Member Since: 09/22/13
2 lifetime posts
It is a General Electric Profile XL44 Self-Cleaning Gas Range. Thank you. That would be important to know.


07:28PM | 09/26/13
Member Since: 09/22/13
2 lifetime posts
Problem was solved by a GE repairman for $80.00. Super simple. I wish I had thought of it. Recall, the door was open and the latch was in the locked position causing a blinking orange message on the display. The Solution:
There is a black spring loaded button on the upper left side of the oven door opening. I never noticed it against the black background. The technician merely held the button in for a minute or so until the orange message disappeared and voila, the latch moved to the unlock position. A lesson learned the hard way but at least now the oven works


09:55PM | 07/23/14
Thank you so much for this tip! It totally worked for us and saved us a repairman call.


05:14AM | 04/05/15
This was the most helpful post I ever read in the internet as of now. Thank you.


05:28PM | 05/06/15
PERFECT ADVICE. I just had this issue and followed your suggestion and voila my oven is back to normal. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


09:58PM | 05/20/15
oh my gosh, me too!! thank you soooo oven was also making a rattling sound which was driving me insane. the black button, held in for one minute, fixed everything.


01:32PM | 12/05/15
Awesome! Thanks for posting!


06:21PM | 01/12/16
Superb tip!!! Haven't used my oven in 2 months. Phew, what a lifesaver. Can't wait to tell my husband I fixed in one minute what he has been trying to fix for 2 mths. Yay me!!


11:19AM | 04/08/16
OMG. Thank you so much. I tried everything and finally this worked. Why don't they put this in the manual??????????????
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