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General Care & Cleaning
Oven Cleaning (Continued)
Cleaning the Self-Clean Oven (some models, Continued)
What to Expect During Cleaning
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, located on the top of the control panel.
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.
NOTE: A smoke eliminator in the oven vent converts most of the soil into a colorless vapor.
Setting the Controls for Self-Clean Cycle
For the setting of the clean cycle, refer to Timer or Electronic Oven Control Guide.
Removing and Replacing the Oven Door
lever hook
of the door facing down.
To Remove Oven Door:
1. Open the door to the fully opened position.
Lock engaged for door
2. Pull up the hinge lever located on each hinge supports and engage it into the hinge lever
removal - Figure 1
3. Grab the door by the sides and pull the bottom of the door up and toward you to disengage
4. To clean oven door, follow the instructions provided in the Cleaning Chart.
To Replace Oven Door:
1. Grab the door by the sides; place the hinge support in the hinge slot. Open the door to the fully
- Door removed from
the oven - Figure 2
2. Disengage the lever from the hinge lever hook on each side (Figure 3).
3. Close the oven door.
Special Door Care Instructions -
Read the following recommendations:
1. Do not close the oven door until all the oven racks are fully in place.
2. Do not hit the glass with pots, pans, or any other object.
Lock in normal
position - Figure 3
3. Scratching, hitting, jarring or stressing the glass may weaken its structure causing an
To Remove the "Hidden Bake" Cover
1. In order to remove the "hidden bake" cover, pull the back edge with one hand
about 1/2" inch and lift up the "hidden bake" cover with both hands. (See
2. When reinstalling the "hidden bake" cover, be sure to put it all the way to the
back of the oven and lay it down on the 2 shoulder screws. Then push the
front edge of the cover in its place below the front bracket.
To have easier access to the "hidden bake" cover, you can remove the oven
door by following the instructions on previous page.
IMPORTANT: Always replace the "hidden bake" cover before the next use.
The door is heavy. For safe, temporary storage, lay the door flat with the inside
hook (Figure 1). You may have to apply a little downward pressure on the door to pull the
lever fully over the hinge lever hook.
the hinge supports. Keep pulling the bottom of the door toward you while rotating the top of
the door toward the range to completely disengage the hinge support (Figure 2).
opened position.
Note: Make sure the hinge supports are fully engaged before unlocking the hinge lever.
increased risk of breakage at a later time.
(some models)
Most oven doors contain glass that can break.

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