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Using The Self-Cleaning Cycle - Whirlpool SF387LEGN1 Use & Care Manual

Self-cleaning super capacity 465 with accubake system 4.65 cubic foot oven
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USING THE SELF-CLEANING
CYCLE
Burn Hazard
Do not touch the oven during the Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Keep children away from oven during Self-Cleaning
cycle.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners in your oven.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in burns, or illness from inhaling
dangerous fumes.
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Before you start the Self-Cleaning
cycle, make
sure you:
NOTE: DO NOT clean, move, or bend the gasket.
You may get poor cleaning, baking, and roasting.
• Hand-clean the areas shown. They do not get
hot enough during the Self-Cleaning
cycle for
soil to burn away. Use hot water and detergent
or a soapy, steel-wool pad for cleaning.
• Do not let water, cleaner, etc., enter slots on door
and frame.
• Remove the broiler pan and grid and any
cookware/bakeware
being stored in the oven.
• Wipe out any loose soil or grease. This will help
reduce smoke during the Self-Cleaning cycle.
• Wipe up food spills containing sugar as soon as
possible after the oven cools down. When sugar
is heated to a high temperature
in the Self-
Cleaning cycle, the high temperature
can cause
the sugar to burn and react with the porcelain.
This can cause staining and etching, pitting, or
faint white spots.
• Remove the oven racks from the oven if you
want them to remain shiny. You can clean the
oven racks in the Self-Cleaning cycle, but they
will become harder to slide. (See the "Cleaning
chart" in the "Caring for Your Range" section.) If
you clean the racks in the Self-Cleaning
cycle,
place them on the 2nd and 4th rack guides. (The
guides are counted from bottom to top.)
• Heat and odors are normal during the Self-
Cleaning cycle. Keep the kitchen well ventilated
by opening a window or by turning on a vent
hood or other kitchen vent during the cycle.
IMPORTANT: The health of some birds is extremely
sensitive to the fumes given off during the Self-
Cleaning cycle. Move birds to another closed and
well ventilated room.
TIPS:
DO NOT
hand-clean
gasket
Hand-clean
frame
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Hand-clean
door around
edge
Keep the kitchen well ventilated during the
Self-Cleaning cycle to help get rid of heat, odors,
and smoke.
• Clean the oven before it gets heavily soiled.
Cleaning a very soiled oven takes longer and
results in more smoke than usual.
• Do not block the vent during the Self-Cleaning
cycle. Air must move freely for best cleaning results.
• Remove any combustible
items, such as paper
napkins, from the storage drawer. This includes
utensils with plastic handles that can become
overheated and melt.
• Do not leave plastic utensils on the cooktop. They
may melt.
• Do not leave any foil in the oven during the
Self-Cleaning cycle. Foil could burn or melt and
damage the oven surface.
• The oven light will not work during the Self-
Cleaning cycle.
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