During the self-cleaning cycle,
the outside of the appliance can become
very hot to the touch. DO NOT leave a small
children unattended near the appliance.
The health of some birds
is extremely sensitive to the fumes given
off during the self-clean cycle of any oven.
Move birds to another well ventilated room.
DO NOT line the oven
walls, racks, bottom or any other part of
the appliance with aluminum foil. Doing
so will destroy heat distribution, produce
poor baking results and cause permanent
damage to the interior (aluminum foil will
melt to the interior surface of the oven).
DO NOT force the oven door
open. This can damage the automatic door
locking system. Use caution when opening
the door after the Self-Cleaning cycle is
completed. The oven may still be VERY HOT.
DO NOT Hand Clean
Oven Door Gasket
Note: See additional cleaning information
for the oven door in the General Care &
The oven bake and broil
elements may appear to have cooled after
they have been turned OFF. The elements
may still be hot and burns may occur if
these elements are touched before they
have cooled sufficiently.
A Self-Cleaning oven cleans itself with high temperatures (well above
cooking temperatures) which eliminate soils completely or reduces them
to a fine powdered ash you can wipe away with a damp cloth.
Adhere to the following cleaning precautions:
NOTE: Prior to setting the Self-Clean cycle, any spills remaining on the
oven bottom should be removed.
If any time when setting the oven for the Self-Cleaning feature, the oven
control continuously beeps and the display shows "d-O"; close the oven
door (see fig. 1)
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.
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-
Allow the oven to cool before cleaning.
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning any exterior parts of the oven
DO NOT clean the oven door gasket. The woven material of the
oven door gasket is essential for a good seal. Care should be taken
not to rub, damage or remove the gasket.
DO NOT use any cleaning materials on the oven door gasket. Doing
so could cause damage.
Remove the meat probe, searing grill, broiler pan and broiler
pan insert, all ustensils and any aluminum foil. Remove the
oven racks and oven rack supports from the upper oven. These
items cannot withstand high cleaning temperatures.
The lower oven comes with lubricated porcelain oven racks, which
can remain in the oven during the self-clean cycle. Do not clean
this vegetable oil lubrication off the racks. It is important that the
sides of the oven racks always have a light coating of vegetable
oil. To maintain optimal rack performance, re-apply a thin layer of
vegetable oil to the sides of the rack after every self-clean cycle or
when the rack becomes difficult to slide.
Remove any excessive spillovers in the oven cavity before
starting the Self-Cleaning cycle. To clean, use hot, soapy water
and a cloth. Large spillovers can cause heavy smoke or fire when
subjected to high temperatures. DO NOT allow food spills with a
high sugar or acid content (such as milk, tomatoes, sauerkraut, fruit
juices or pie filling) to remain on the surface as they may leave a
dull spot even after cleaning.
Clean any soil from the oven frame, the door liner outside the oven
door gasket and the small area at the front center of the oven
bottom. These areas heat sufficiently to burn soil on. Clean with
soap and water.