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Old 01-22-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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I just moved into this place and it has a free-standing electric stove with self-cleaning oven. Non-digital.
No brand name/model anywhere on control panel, however I did find a small tag by the drawer that says it is a Whirlpool, model WRP 34581.
Here's the problem: When the oven door closes, it locks. There is a button on the right hand side of the range, beside the fluorescent light button, that I can push and it unlocks the oven so I can open it. But as soon as it is closed again, it is locked. It's very frustrating!
The oven works as it should, but the door is driving me nuts!
On the one hand I think if I run it through the self-clean cycle, maybe it will right itself. On the other hand, what if it breaks itself and stays locked?
Is this a safety "feature" that can be turned on or off or is my oven messed up?
Any ideas how to fix it?
(No manual came with it.)
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:00 AM   #2
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And you have gone on the Wirlpool web site and asked them this question first, right?

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Old 01-24-2012, 02:22 AM   #3
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And you have gone on the Wirlpool web site and asked them this question first, right?
I checked their website for manuals or support for this model, but it is not listed. I sent an email, but have not heard back from them....
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That's not a good model #. look again...wild guess- since you just moved in-knobs on wrong? if they are reversed you could have weird situation.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:10 AM   #5
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probably best bet would be to get behind range, take off rear panel and disconnect the lock solenoid (unplug the range first, of course)
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