How to Lock the Oven Door in a Whirlpool Super Capacity 465

The Whirlpool 465 is a super-capacity oven range that comes in both gas and electric models. Both models use the same locking mechanism for the oven door. The door can only be locked when the automatic oven cleaning function is activated. The door automatically unlocks after the cleaning process is completed and the internal temperature of the oven has fallen below 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

  1. Close the oven door completely. The lock cannot engage if the door is not fully closed.

  2. Turn the oven temperature knob clockwise until it reaches the "Clean" setting, if the 465 oven has a single-knob control.

  3. Press the "Auto Clean" button on the control pad if the 465 oven has the touch control panel. Press "Start."

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