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Offline sears tech 87

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oven lock latch tool
« on: November 10, 2015, 10:35:19 PM »
Every once in a while I encounter a wall oven that went down in self clean cycle leaving the lock engaged. Is there a certain go to tool you guys use?  I find myself using an old credit card or a hook and pick set to jimmy  the lock latch.  What is your preferred method?
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Re: oven lock latch tool
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 10:46:58 PM »
I just bend a brazing stick.
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Re: oven lock latch tool
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 06:08:41 AM »
metal coat hanger if spring loaded. If motor driven pull,  and disconnect the rod

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Re: oven lock latch tool
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 10:35:48 AM »
Whirlpool said use a cut up plastic folder(thats sturdy enough)

Offline sears tech 87

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Re: oven lock latch tool
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 06:37:46 PM »
Thanks for the input. Flexible and sturdy sounds like the trick.  :)

 

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