Do you want to unlock your oven or is your Hotpoint oven lock stuck? In this article, we will look at Hotpoint oven lock issues and solutions.
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Hotpoint Oven Lock Stuck — How To Fix
If your Hotpoint oven door won’t open, the door lock motor is most likely faulty. Follow the steps listed below to replace the door lock motor in your Hotpoint oven…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the cabinet.
Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.
Step 3: Go to the oven’s rear.
Step 4: Take out the screws which hold the back panel of the oven in place.
Step 5: Set the panel aside.
Step 6: Note where each wire goes on the door lock motor.
Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the door lock motor.
Step 8: Take out the screws which hold the door lock motor to the oven.
Step 9: Bend the motor downwards to release it from the rod.
Step 10: Push the rod in to unlock the door.
Step 11: Using a multimeter, test the door lock motor for continuity. If there is no continuity, the motor should be replaced.
Step 12: Get a replacement motor.
Step 13: Position the new door lock motor on the rod.
Step 14: Secure the motor to the oven with the screws.
Step 15: Connect the wires to the door lock motor making sure each one goes to the right place.
Step 16: Reposition the oven’s back panel.
Step 17: Hold the back panel in place with the screws.
Step 18: Plug the oven back in and push it to the wall.
If you don’t see a door lock motor on the rear of your oven, it is most likely located at the front. Follow these steps to replace a front mounted motor in an oven…
Step 1: Unplug the power cord from the outlet or switch off the breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Step 2: To open the oven door, get a clothe hanger.
Step 3: Insert the hook of the hanger into the opening between the stove top and oven door.
Step 4: Pull the door latch using the clothe hanger in order to release the door.
Step 5: Take out the screws under the stove top which secure it.
Step 6: Lift the stove top and prop is using a plank.
Step 7: Take out the screws holding the metal plate which covers the oven insulation.
Step 8: Lift the metal plate off and set it aside.
Step 9: Note where each wire connects on the door lock motor. If it’s too difficult to remember, take a picture.
Step 10: Disconnect the wires from the door lock motor.
Step 11: Take out the screws at the front of the oven which secure the door lock motor.
Step 12: Remove the door lock motor and test it with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the door lock motor should be replaced.
Step 13: Get a new door lock motor.
Step 14: Position the door lock motor in the oven.
Step 15: Hold the motor in place with the screws.
Step 16: Connect the wires to the right places on the motor.
Step 17: Return the metal plate and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 18: Lower the stove top.
Step 19: Return the two screws which hold the stove top in place.
Step 20: Shut the oven door.
Step 21: Switch the breaker back on or plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.
If you would like a visual of how to replace an oven door lock motor, watch the video below.
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Hotpoint Oven Door Hinge Locked — How To Fix
Follow the steps listed below to fix a locked Hotpoint oven door hinge…
Step 1: Get a large wrench.
Step 2: Using the wrench, push the door hinge downwards.
Step 3: While holding the door hinge down, push the locking tab down.
Step 4: Do the same with the other door hinge.
The video below will show you what to do if your oven door hinges are locked.
Hotpoint Oven Child Lock — How To Use
To use the child lock feature in your Hotpoint oven, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Turn the oven off.
Step 2: Hold down the button with the key icon for a few seconds. A symbol will appear on the oven’s display once child lock has been activated.
Step 3: Hold down the same button for a few seconds to deactivate the child lock feature.
How To Lock Hotpoint Oven Door
In order to lock your Hotpoint oven door, the child lock feature will need to be activated. Read the section directly above this one to activate and deactivate your Hotpoint oven child lock.
Hotpoint Self Clean Oven Lock
If your Hotpoint oven doesn’t lock by itself before self cleaning, look between the door and stove top. You should see the door latch sticking out. Move the latch to the side to lock the door.