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During the Self-Cleaning
cycle, the outside of the range can
become very hot to the touch. DO NOT
leave small children unattended near the
The health of some birds
is extremely sensitive to the fumes given
off during the Self-Cleaning cycle of any
range. Move birds to another well-
DO NOT line the oven
walls, racks, bottom or any other part of
the range with aluminum foil. Doing so
will destroy heat distribution, produce
poor baking results and cause
permanent damage to the oven 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.
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:
• DO NOT use oven cleaners or oven protective coatings in or around any
part of the Self-Cleaning 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 broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any aluminum
foil. These items cannot withstand high cleaning temperatures.
• Remove oven racks. See "Removing & Replacing Oven Racks" under
Before Setting Oven Controls. If they are not removed during the Self-Clean
cycle their color will turn slightly blue & the finish will be dull. After the
cycle is complete & the oven has cooled, rub the sides of the oven racks
with wax paper or a cloth containing a small amount of salad oil (this will
make the racks glide easier into the rack positions).
• 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.
NOTES: Prior to setting the Self-Clean cycle, any spills remaining on the oven
bottom should be removed. See additional cleaning information for the oven
door in the General Care & Cleaning section.
The bake element is designed to be
tilted up using your hand from the front
of the bake element. This will allow
easier access to the oven bottom for
cleaning. Be careful not to raise the
element more than 4 or 5 inches from
the resting position.
The oven bake and broil elements may appear to have cooled
after they have been turned OFF. The elements may still be hot and burn may
occur if these elements are touched before they have cooled sufficiently.