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Range Care; Self-Cleaning Cycle (On Some Models) - Whirlpool W10017570 Use And Care Manual

Estate by whirlpool gas range use & care guide: model w10017570
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Burn Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
Keep children away from oven during
Self-Cleaning cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely sensitive to
the fumes given off during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Exposure to
the fumes may result in death to certain birds. Always move birds
to another closed and well-ventilated room.
Self-clean the oven before it becomes heavily soiled. Heavy soil
results in longer cleaning and more smoke.
Keep the kitchen well-ventilated during the Self-Cleaning cycle to
help get rid of heat, odors, and smoke.
Do not block the oven vent(s) during the Self-Cleaning cycle. Air
must be able to move freely. Depending on your model, see
"Oven Vent" or "Oven Vents" section.
Do not clean, rub, damage or move the oven door gasket. The
door gasket is essential for a good seal.
Prepare Oven:
Remove the broiler pan, grid, cookware and bakeware and,
on some models, the temperature probe from the oven.
Remove any foil from the oven because it may burn or melt,
damaging the oven.
Remove oven racks to keep them shiny and easy to slide.
See "General Cleaning" section for more information.
Hand clean inside door edge and the 1½" (3.8 cm) area
around the inside oven cavity frame, being certain not to
move or bend the gasket. This area does not get hot enough
during self-cleaning to remove soil. Do not let water, cleaner,
etc. enter slots on door frame. Use a damp cloth to clean this
Wipe out any loose soil to reduce smoke and avoid damage.
At high temperatures, foods react with porcelain. Staining,
etching, pitting or faint white spots can result. This will not
affect cooking performance.


Self-Cleaning Cycle
(on some models)
Prepare Cooktop and Storage Drawer:
Remove plastic items from the cooktop because they may
Remove all items from the storage drawer.
How the Cycle Works
IMPORTANT: The heating and cooling of porcelain on steel in the
oven may result in discoloring, loss of gloss, hairline cracks and
popping sounds.
The Self-Cleaning cycle uses very high temperatures, burning soil
to a powdery ash.
The oven is preset for a 3 hour 30 minute clean cycle, but
the time can be changed. Suggested clean times are
2 hours 30 minutes for light soil and between 3 hours 30 minutes
and 4 hours 30 minutes for average to heavy soil.
Once the oven has completely cooled, remove ash with a damp
cloth. Do not wipe down any of the inside surfaces until the oven
has completely cooled down. Applying a cool, damp cloth to the
inner door glass before it has cooled completely could result in
the glass breaking.
The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
To Self-Clean:
Before self-cleaning, make sure the door is closed completely or
it will not lock and the cycle will not begin.
1. Press AUTO CLEAN.
2. Press the TEMP/TIME "up" or "down" arrow pad to set a
clean time other than 3 hours 30 minutes. The clean time can
be set between 2 hours 30 minutes and 4 hours 30 minutes.
The oven door will automatically lock. The ON and DOOR
LOCKED oven indicator lights will light up. The door will not
unlock until the oven cools.
When the cycle is complete and the oven cools, "End" will
appear on the oven display and the oven indicator lights will
go off.
4. Press OFF/CANCEL to clear the oven display.
To Stop Self-Clean anytime:
Press OFF/CANCEL. If the oven temperature is too high, the door
will remain locked. It will not unlock until the oven cools.



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