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How do you repair a locked KitchenAid Superba oven?

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Repair or unlock a locked KitchenAid Superba oven by waiting for the door to unlock automatically after a self-cleaning cycle or shutting off the power. Other repairs can be made on the oven by contacting a KitchenAid repairman or downloading the manual and user guide from the KitchenAid website.

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If the lock is jammed, preventing the door from opening, the individual needs to remove it from the power supply. He can do this by pulling a freestanding range from its alcove and removing the plug from the outlet. If this is impossible because it is a wall oven, the individual can go to the circuit breaker box and shut off the power to the kitchen. The power should be shut off for at least 10 minutes before being turned back on. This should allow the oven to reset and unlock automatically.

Ovens contain door locks because in the self-cleaning mode, they reach dangerously hot temperatures that can cause harm to unsuspecting people. The lock ensures that no one accidentally opens the oven and gets burned. Normally, the lock disengages after the self-cleaning cycle is completely finished. If it does not disengage, an individual should press and hold the lock button on the display for at least 20 seconds.

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