What to Expect
While the oven is in operation, the oven heats to temperatures much higher than
those used in normal cooking. Sounds of metal expansion and contraction are
normal. Odor is also normal as the food soil is being removed. Smoke may appear
through the oven vent.
If heavy spillovers are not wiped up before cleaning, they may flame and cause
more smoke and odor than usual. This is normal and safe and should not cause
alarm. If available, use an exhaust fan during the self-cleaning cycle.
Cycle Time Length
The FLEX CLEAN _
pad controls the Self-Cleaning feature. If you are planning
to use the oven directly after a self-clean cycle remember to allow time for the oven
to cool down and the oven door to unlock. This normally takes about one hour. So a
3 hour self-clean cycle will actually take about 4 hours to complete.
*It is recommend to use a 2 hour self-clean cycle for light soils, a 3 hour cycle for
average soils, and a 4 hour cycle for heavy soils (to assure satisfactory results).
NOTE: A smoke eliminator in the
oven vent converts most of the
soil into a colorless vapor.
To avoid possible
burns use care when opening the
oven door after the Self-Cleaning
cycle. Stand to the side of the oven
when opening the door to allow hot
air or steam to escape.
DO NOT force the
oven door open. This can damage
the automatic door locking system.
Use caution and avoid possible
burns when opening the door after
completed. The oven may still be
To set the controls
for a 3 hour Self-Cleaning
to start immediately
and shut off automatically
Be sure the clock is set with the correct time of day and the oven
door is closed.
"CLEAN" will flash and "3:00" HR will show in the
display (Figure 1). The control will automatically clean for a 3 hour
period (default self-cleaning
cycle time). Note: If a 2 or 4 hour
clean time is desired, press _
for 2 hour
for a 4 hour clean time. Set the cleaning time
based on the amount of soil: light, medium or heavy (* See above).
.The "DOOR LOCKED"
icon will flash; "CLEAN"
icon and the letters "CLn" will remain on in the display
As soon as the control is set, the motor driven oven door lock will
begin to close automatically. Once the door has been locked the
"DOOR LOCKED" indicator light will stop flashing and remain on.
Also, the oven icon will appear in the display (Figure 3).
Note: Allow about 15 seconds for the oven door lock to close.
Cycle is Completed
The time of day, the "DOOR LOCKED" and "CLEAN" icon will
remain in the display (Figure 4).
Once the oven has cooled down for approximately 1 HOU R, and
the "DOOR LOCKED"
icon is no longer displayed, the oven door
can then be opened (Figure 5).
if it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a self-cleaning cycle due
to excessive smoke or fire in the oven:
The oven door can only be opened after the oven has cooled down
1 HOUR and the "DOOR LOCKED" icon is no
longer displayed (Figure 5).