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Oven Care; Self-Cleaning Cycle (On Some Models) - Whirlpool GBD307PRY Use And Care Manual

Built-in electric convection oven
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To Set a Cook Time and Stop Time:
Before setting, make sure the clock is set to the correct time of
day. See "Clock" section.
1. On double oven models only, press UPPER OVEN or LOWER
2. Press BAKE or CONVECT UPPER (on some models).
Press the TEMP "+" or "-" arrow pad to enter a temperature
other than the one displayed.
3. Press COOK TIME.
4. Press the HOUR and MIN "+" or "-" keypads to enter the
length of time to cook.
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
5. Press STOP TIME.
6. Press START


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.
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 to
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 completely cooled could result in
the glass breaking.
The oven light will not work during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
On combination oven models, the upper oven will not work
during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
On double oven models only, be sure to set the correct controls
for the oven (upper or lower) you want to use.
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 HOUR "+" or "-" keypads to set a clean time other
3. Press START.
4. Press UPPER OFF, LOWER OFF or OFF/CANCEL or open the
When the stop time is reached, the oven will shut off
automatically and "End" will appear on the oven display.
If enabled, end of cycle tones will sound, then reminder tones
will sound every minute.
The start is automatically calculated and displayed. "TIMED,"
"DELAY" and stop time will also appear on the oven display.
When the start time is reached, the oven will automatically
turn on. Minute time countdown will appear on the oven
CANCEL or open the oven door to clear the display and/or
stop reminder tones.
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.
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, and "LOCKED" will
appear on the oven display. 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 "LOCKED" will disappear.
oven door to clear the oven display.

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