Solutions to Common Problems
SELF-CLEANING CYCLE DOES NOT WORK
• Make sure the oven door is closed.
• Make sure you have removed the oven racks and the oven rack supports from the oven.
• Controls not set properly. Follow instructions under "Using the Self-Clean Feature".
OVEN SMOKES EXCESSIVELY DURING BROILING
• Meat too close to the broiler element. Reposition the rack to provide more clearance
between the meat and the broiler. Preheat broil element for quick searing operation.
• Meat not properly prepared. Remove excess fat from meat. Cut remaining fatty
edges to prevent curling, but do not cut into the lean.
• Grid on broiler pan wrong side-up. Grease does not drain into broiler pan. Always
place the grid on the broiler pan with the ribs up and the slots down to allow grease to
drip into the pan.
• Broiler pan used without grid or grid cover with aluminum foil. DO NOT use the
broiler pan without the grid or cover the grid with aluminum foil.
• Oven needs to be cleaned. Grease has built up on oven surfaces. Regular cleaning
is necessary when broiling frequently. Grease or food spatters cause excessive
SOIL NOT COMPLETELY REMOVED AFTER SELF-CLEANING
CYCLE IS COMPLETED
• Failure to clean bottom, from top of oven, frame of oven or door area outside oven
seal. These areas are not in the self-cleaning area, but get hot enough to burn on
residue. Clean these areas before the self-cleaning cycle is started. Burned on
residue can be cleaned with a stiff nylon brush and water or a nylon scrubber. Be
careful not to damage the oven gasket.
• Excessive spillovers in oven. Set the self-clean cycle for longer cleaning time.
POOR BAKING RESULTS
• Many factors affect baking results. See Baking for hints, causes and corrections.
See Adjusting Oven Temperature.
FLAMES INSIDE OVEN OR SMOKE FROM VENT
• Excessive spillovers in oven. This is normal, especially for high oven temperatures,
pie spillovers or for large amounts of grease on bottom of oven. Wipe up excessive