Kenmore 790.4107 Oven User Manual

Self-Cleaning Cycle
Flex Clean Cycle
The FLEX CLEAN pad controls the Self-Cleaning feature.
When used with a the Delay Start pad, a delayed Self-
Cleaning cycle may also be programmed. The Flex Clean
feature allows for any Self-Cleaning cycle time from 2
(2:00) to 4 hours (4:00). You may also choose the clean time
in 1 minute increments (for example 2 hours and 50 minutes)
by pressing the corresponding number keypads.
If you are planning to use the oven directly after a self-clean
cycle remember to allow time for the oven to cool down
and the oven door to unlock. This normally takes about one
hour. So a 3 hour self-clean cycle will actually take about 4
hours to complete.
_lt is recommend to use a 2 hour self-clean cycle for light soils,
a 3 hour cycle for average soils, and a 4 hour cycle for heavy
soils (to assure satisfactory results).
NOTE: The kitchen area should be well ventilated using an
open window, ventilation fan or exhaust hood during the
Self-Clean cycle. This will help eliminate the normal odors
associated with the Self-Clean cycle.
See example below to start an immediate Self-Cleaning
cycle or to set a Delay Start time of 9:00 o'clock and shut-
off automatically (example provided is a default 3 hour
Self-Clean cycle)
Be sure the clock is set with the correct time of day, the
oven is EMPTY and the oven door is closed.
The control will automatically clean for a 3 hour period
(default self-cleaning cycle time). Note: If a 2 or 4 hour
clean time isdesired, press 2 0 0 for 2 hour or press 4 0
0 for a 4 hour clean time. Set the cleaning time based
on the amount of soil: light, medium or heavy (€See
Press START.
As soon as the control is set, the motor driven oven door
loci< will begin to close automatically. Once the door
has been locked the "DOOR LOCKED" indicator light
will stop flashing and remain on.
Note: Allow about 15 seconds for the oven door loci< to close.
Note: If the opflonal delay Self=Clean feature is needed,
finish steps 4=6.
5. Enter the desired Self-Clean starting time using the
number pads 9 00.
6. Press START.
The control will calculate forward from the set start time
to determine when the Self-Cleaning cycle should end.
The Self-Cleaning cycle will turn on automatically at the
set time.
° To avoid possible burns use care when opening the oven
door after the Self-Cleaning cycle. Stand to the side of
the oven when opening the door to allow hot air or steam
to escape.
DO NOT force the oven door open. This can damage
the automatic door locking system. Use caution and
avoid possible burns when opening the door after the
Self-Cleaning cycle has completed. The oven may still be
When the Self=Clean Cycle is Completed
Once the oven has cooled down for approximately 1 HOUR,
and the "DOOR LOCKED" icon is no longer displayed, the
oven door can then be opened.
Stopping or Inferrupflng a Self=Cleanlng Cycle
If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a self-cleaning
cycle due to excessive smoke or fire in the oven:
1. Press STOP.
2. Once the oven has cooled down for approximately 1
HOUR, and the "DOOR LOCKED" icon is no longer
displayed, the oven door can then be opened.
A smoke eliminator in the oven vent converts most of the
smoke into a colorless vapor.
If a self-clean cycle was started but did not finish due to a
power failure, your oven may not be completely cleaned.
After power has been restored and the oven door has
unlocked, set for another self-clean if needed.