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Title: Oven Door Locked - No Power
Post by: Nothing Finer on October 29, 2020, 07:36:35 AM
My brother has a KitchenAid single wall oven, model KEBS109. The display is dead (no clock or any other lights) and the oven door is locked.

We suspect the thermal fuse needs to be replaced, but we first need to get the door open to be able to remove the screws securing the oven to the cabinet before we can remove the control panel.

We have not been able to identify any way to unlock the door with no power. And yes, we confirmed the circuit breaker is on and had not been tripped.

I have tried several different internet searches but have not found a solution. Please let me know how to overcome this problem. Thanks.
Title: Re: Oven Door Locked - No Power
Post by: Dash on November 03, 2020, 11:11:13 PM
Can you remove the control panel?  You may get access to the thermal fuse if you can remove the control panel.
Title: Re: Oven Door Locked - No Power
Post by: Nothing Finer on November 04, 2020, 10:56:56 AM
As I wrote, to remove the control panel the oven needs to be pulled out of the cabinet by just a few inches.  To pull out the oven, the oven door needs to be opened to get to the screws holding the oven in place in the cabinet. 

But I'm happy to report that my brother was able to get the oven door open using a coat hanger wire tool I designed by going to Lowe's and looking carefully at the locking mechanism on a KitchenAid oven on display.  I sent pictures of the tool to my brother and talked him through how to use it.  SUCCESS!!!
Title: Re: Oven Door Locked - No Power
Post by: bjohnsoncolorado on January 03, 2021, 10:48:36 AM
We are having the exact same issue on the exact same model.  The self clean tripped the thermostatic fuse, door is locked, no power, we can't open the door or pull the unit as the island stove KEBS109 is built in.  Nothing Finer - can you please post a picture of the coat hanger part you made to unlock the door.  Genius!  Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Oven Door Locked - No Power
Post by: bjohnsoncolorado on January 03, 2021, 11:58:17 AM
Following up on our post.  We had this same issue and were able to get the door open making a L shaped coat hanger and pulling and tripping the lock.  This video on youtube helped https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYeb9J09BVU
We tested our tstat fuse using a multimeter set to resistance, reading of 1 means its broken,  and sure enough it is blown.  Part WP4449751 High-Limit Thermostat, $48 at National Appliance Parts
Title: Re: Oven Door Locked - No Power
Post by: Nothing Finer on January 10, 2021, 11:52:07 AM
Here are some pics of the coat hanger tool.