How Is a Frigidaire Oven Door Unlocked?

By holding down the Clear/Off button on a Frigidaire oven door until the lock feature disengages, the door can be unlocked and opened. Press the same button to re-engage the lock.

Check the Frigidaire oven’s display screen for the words “off” and “lock” before gently pulling the door open. The same process locks the door even if it is not locked. Press and hold the oven’s Clear/Off button until the word “off” disappears from the screen and the device beeps.

The door can be opened once the word “Lock” has vanished from the screen, which could take up to 15 seconds for the lock to really disengage. The lock function locks the oven door and also disables the control panel as a safety measure to keep kids from tampering with the device and maybe causing a fire or themselves to get burned.

To reset the oven if this approach does not work, try turning off the circuit breaker for the appliance, unplugging it, turning the breaker back on, and plugging it in once again.

Another choice is to start the self-cleaning feature of the oven and stop it after a few minutes before attempting to open the door. If none of these solutions work, the door latch on the Frigidaire oven might be broken. Contact the manufacturer for repair service.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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