On models with double ovens, only the upper oven is self-cleaning.
The bottom oven is standard clean. See the Porcelain Oven Interior section.
Single oven models are self-cleaning.
Before a Clean Cycle
The oven must be completely cool in order to set
the self-clean cycle.
We recommend venting with an open window
or using a ventilation fan or hood during the first
1. Remove the broiler pan, broiler rack, all cookware
and any aluminum foil from the oven—they can't
withstand the high cleaning temperatures.
NOTE: The oven shelves may be cleaned in
the self-cleaning oven. However, they will darken,
lose their luster and become hard to slide.
2. Wipe up heavy soil on the oven bottom. If you
use soap, rinse thoroughly before self-cleaning
to prevent staining.
Clean spatters or soil on the oven front frame and
the oven door outside the gasket with a dampened
cloth. The oven front frame and the oven door
outside the gasket do not get cleaned by the self-
clean cycle. On these areas, use detergent and hot
water or a soap-filled steel wool pad. Rinse well
with a vinegar and water solution. This will help
prevent a brown residue from forming when the
oven is heated. Buff these areas with a dry cloth.
Do not clean the gasket.
Do not use abrasives or oven cleaners. Clean
the outside front of the oven door with soap and
water. Also use soap and water to clean under the
oven vent grille.
Make sure the oven light bulb cover is in place.
Do not rub or clean the door gasket—
the fiberglass material of the gasket has an
extremely low resistance to abrasion. An intact
and well-fitting oven door gasket is essential for
energy-efficient oven operation and good baking
results. If you notice the gasket becoming worn,
frayed or damaged in any way or if it has become
displaced on the door, you should have it replaced.
Do not let water run down through openings in
the top of the door. To help prevent water from
getting in these slots when cleaning, open the door
as far as it will go.
4. Close the oven door and make sure the oven
light is off. If the oven light is not turned off,
the life of the bulb will be shortened or it may
burn out immediately. The door latches
automatically after the clean cycle is set.
Do not use commercial oven cleaners or oven
protectors in or near the self-cleaning oven.
A combination of any of these products plus the
high clean-cycle temperature may damage the
porcelain finish of the oven.
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