Automatic oven door locks are a wonderful safety feature, particularly for the parents of small children. But unless you know how to disable this feature once engaged, it can also be a real problem. Fortunately, unlocking your Frigidaire gallery oven is very simple once you know the trick.
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Locate the oven lockout pad. The pad is located to the lower left of the clock and display screen. It is labeled with a padlock icon.
Press and hold the oven lockout pad. You will need to hold the pad down for 3 seconds. A beep will then sound, and the display screen will read "door opn."
Wait. The word "door" and the padlock icon will flash for a few seconds while the door unlocks. You can now open the door and use the oven.
Never force the oven door open when locked. You could break the oven's automatic door lock.
Melanie Jo Triebel
Melanie Jo Triebel has been writing since 2003. Her articles have appeared in such publications as the "ARIAS U.S. Quarterly" and the "Sidley Reinsurance Law Report." Triebel holds a B.A. in music from Chapman University and a J.D. from the Chapman University School of Law. She has practiced law for nearly a decade and is licensed in California and Illinois.