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Oven Care; Self-cleaning Cycle - KitchenAid Architect Series II KEBS107S Use And Care Manual

Built-in electric convection single and double ovens.
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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 oven racks to keep them shiny and easy to slide.
See "General Cleaning" section for more information.
Remove any foil from the oven because it may burn or melt,
damaging the oven.
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.
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.


Self-Cleaning Cycle
The oven is preset for a 3 hour 30 minute clean cycle, however
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.
Use the following chart as a guide to determine the desired
cleaning level.
1 (Quick)
3 (Regular)
5 (Maxi)
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.
The oven lights will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
On double oven models, only one oven can self-clean at a time. If
one oven is self-cleaning, the other oven cannot be set or turned
NOTE: The oven has a 2 speed cooling fan motor. During self-
clean the fan(s) will operate at its highest speed to increase
airflow to better exhaust the hotter air through the oven vent(s).
An increase in noise may be noticeable during and after the self-
clean cycle until the oven cools.
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. On double ovens only, touch UPPER OVEN or LOWER OVEN.
The cavity symbol will indicate which oven was chosen.
2. Touch SELF CLEAN. Touch SELF CLEAN repeatedly to set a
clean time other than 3 hours and 30 minutes. The clean time
can be set between 2 hours and 30 minutes and 4 hours and
30 minutes.
Number keys cannot be used to set a clean time.
3. Touch START.
The oven door will automatically lock and "DOOR LOCKED,"
the start time and stop time will appear on the oven display.
The door will not unlock until the oven cools.
When the cycle is complete and the oven is cool, "self clean
complete" will appear on the oven display and "DOOR
LOCKED" will disappear.
If enabled, end-of-cycle tones will sound, then reminder
tones will sound every minute.
open the oven door to clear the oven display and/or stop
reminder tones.
(includes a 30 minute cool down time)
2 hours 30 minutes
3 hours
3 hours 30 minutes
4 hours
4 hours 30 minutes


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