OPERATING THE SELF-CLEANING OVEN
Questions and Answers
If my oven clock is not set to the correct time of
day, can I still self-clean my oven?
not set to the correct time of day you
the clock is
will not be able to set a delay clean to end at a
Q. Can I use commercial oven cleaners on any part
of my self-cleaning oven?
A. No cleaners or coatings should be used around
any part of this oven. If you do use them and do
not thoroughly rinse the oven with water, wiping it
absolutely clean afterwards, the residue can scar
the oven surface and damage metal parts the next
time the oven is automatically cleaned.
Q. What should I do if excessive smoking occurs
A. This is caused by excessive soil. Press the
room of smoke. Wait until the oven has cooled and
the word "LOCK" is off in the display. Wipe up
the excess soil and reset the clean cycle.
Q. Is the "crackling" or "popping" sound I hear
during cleaning normal?
A. Yes. This is the sound of the metal heating
and cooling during both the cooking and
Q. Should there be any odor during the cleaning?
A. Yes, there will be an odor during the first few
cleanings. Failure to wipe out excessive soil might
also cause a strong odor when cleaning.
Q. What causes the hair-like lines on the enameled
surface of my oven?
A. This is a normal condition, resulting from heating
and cooling during cleaning. These lines do not
affect how your oven performs.
Q. Why do I have ash left in my oven after
A. Some types of soil will leave a deposit which
is ash. It can be l"emoved with a damp sponge
Q. My oven shelves do not slide easily. What is
many cleanings, oven shelves may become
so clean they do not slide easily.
slide more easily, after each self-cleaning function
dampen fingers with a small amount of cooking oil
and rub lightly over sides of shelf where they
contact shelf supports.
A. Yes. After the self-clean cycle, the shelves may
lose some luster and change to a deep