Whirlpool Oven Lock [Problems & Proven Solutions]

Is your Whirlpool oven locked or is the control panel locked? In this article, we will talk about Whirlpool oven lock problems and how to fix them.

Whirlpool Oven Locked After Self Cleaning — How To Fix

It’s normal for your Whirlpool oven to stay locked after self cleaning. However, if the oven cools down completely and the door still hasn’t unlocked, the door lock motor is faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Whirlpool oven lock motor…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the lower back panel of the oven.

Step 4: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 5: Also take out the screws which hold the upper back panel of the oven in place as well.

Step 6: Set the panel aside as well.

Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the door lock motor. If you can’t remember where each one goes, take a picture.

Step 8: Disconnect the wires from the lock motor.

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Step 9: Detach the lock motor from the rod.

Step 10: Get a new lock motor.

Step 11: Insert the rod into the new door lock motor.

Step 12: Secure the lock motor to the oven using the screws.

Step 13: Reconnect the wires to the lock motor making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 14: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel and secure with the screws.

Step 15: Return the lower back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 17: Push the oven back to the wall.

Also follow the steps above if your Whirlpool oven is locked and shows F5 E1, if your Whirlpool oven lock is stuck, if your Whirlpool oven shows a door lock error, if your Whirlpool oven lock light is flashing, or if your Whirlpool oven door won’t open.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your Whirlpool oven lock motor, watch the video below.

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Whirlpool Oven Door Locked After Power Outage — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven is locked after a power outage, do the following…

Step 1: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker off and leave it for 5 minutes.

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Step 2: After 5 minutes, switch the circuit breaker back on.

If your Whirlpool oven is still locked after this, contact a technician to find out what the problem is.

Whirlpool Oven Locked Itself — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven locked itself, follow these steps…

Step 1: Press the “Cancel/Off” button.

Step 2: Once you have pressed this button, wait for about a minute.

Step 3: After, try opening the oven door.

If the door doesn’t unlock, contact a technician.

Whirlpool Oven Door Hinge Locked — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven is jammed or locked, the hinge needs to be reset. If you try putting the door back on but it won’t work, also read the article in the link. Read this article: Whirlpool Oven Door [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn what to do if your Whirlpool oven door hinge is locked.

Whirlpool Oven Control Lock — How To Use

To use your Whirlpool oven lock feature, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Press and hold the “Start” button on the oven’s control panel for 3 seconds. If your oven has a “Control lock” button, hold down this button for three seconds. The oven control panel and door will lock when this feature is selected.

Step 2: To unlock, also hold down the “Start” button for 3 seconds. Hold down the “Control lock” button for three seconds if your oven model has it.

Follow step two if your Whirlpool oven control panel is locked.

Whirlpool Oven Lock FAQ

What Does Loc Mean On A Whirlpool Oven?

“Loc” appears on a Whirlpool oven’s display when the “control lock” feature is enabled. To unlock your oven, read the section above.

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