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Range Care; Self-Cleaning Cycle - Whirlpool W10204320B User Instructions

Whirlpool gas range use and care guide
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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.
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" section.
Do not clean, rub, damage or move the oven door gasket.
Prepare Range
Remove the broiler pan, grid, cookware and bakeware, all
cooking utensils, oven racks and aluminum foil and, on some
models, the temperature probe from the oven.
Use a damp cloth to 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.
Remove plastic items from the cooktop because they may
Remove all items from the storage drawer.


Self-Cleaning Cycle
(on some models)
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.
Before self-cleaning, make sure the door is completely closed or
the door will not lock and the self-cleaning cycle will not begin.
Once the oven has completely cooled, remove ash with a damp
cloth. To avoid breaking the glass, do not apply a cool damp cloth
to the inner door glass before it has completely cooled.
To stop the self-cleaning cycle at anytime, press CANCEL/OFF. If
the temperature is too high the oven door will remain locked and
"cool" and "locked" will be displayed.
Once the cleaning temperature has been reached, the electronic
control requires a 12-hour delay before another self-clean cycle
can be started.
The oven light will not function during the self-cleaning cycle.
Electronic Oven Control with Adjustable Self-Clean
(HI - LO)
The self-cleaning cycle can be set at HI self-clean time (4 hours
30 minutes) or LO self-clean time (3 hours 30 minutes). The
suggested clean times are 3 hours 30 minutes for light soil, or
4 hours 30 minutes for heavy soil. The last 30 minutes of the cycles
is for cool down.
To Self-Clean:
1. Press SELF CLEAN to set the clean time to HI (4 hours
30 minutes).
2. Press the TEMP/TIME "+" or "-" arrow pads to cycle between
LO and HI clean time.
3. Press START.
The oven door will automatically lock. The CLEAN indicator
light will be displayed. The time remaining will also be
4. When the self-clean cycle is complete and the oven cools, the
CLEAN indicator light will turn off.
5. When the oven is completely cooled, remove ash with a damp


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