Question about Whirlpool Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

My rf367 range gets so hot during the self cleaning cycle that the top of the range is to hot to touch and the fan on my otr microwave comes on.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,692 Answers

Normal operation. If in doubt place a high temp theromoter on range top to see if it exceeds 600-900 degrees
The basic idea is "burn baby, burn!" Self-cleaning ovens use an approximately 900 degrees Fahrenheit (482 degrees Celsius) temperature cycle to burn off spills leftover from baking, without the use of any chemicals. A self-cleaning oven is designed with a mechanical interlock (patented in 1982) to keep the oven door locked and closed during and soon after the high-temperature cleaning cycle, which can be approximately three hours. The door stays locked to prevent burn injuries. You can open the oven door after the oven cools to approximately 600 F (315 C).

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Stopped during self clean--already replaced thermal fuse---it appears cooling fan was never connected, and it does not work once connected. All other functions appear to work, except power to the fan


Is the control panel completely dead?? If the cooling fan under the cooktop was not working, in most cases the main control board or control transformer if it is separate will get heat damaged and need replaced. That cooling fan is there to keep everything from over heating mainly during clean but should come on during normal baking if it gets too hot under the cooktop.

Apr 30, 2015 | KitchenAid KESS908SPS Electric Kitchen...

1 Answer

Oven will not get hot,but when i use self cleaning oven it gets real hot


If you do not see your bake element get red hot during the clean cycle then the bake element is bad and needs to be replaced.

Aug 04, 2011 | Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

I have a GE microwave and just ran the self cleaning option on my gas range. During the cleaning process the microwave fan turned on low and now that the range is finished cleaning the fan will not shut...


The fan has a safety thermostat which turns the fan on if the area under the microwave get too hot. It turns off after it has cooled, providing you have not manually switched the fan on.

Jan 01, 2011 | Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

I put oven on self clean. Cycle finished and now no power on touch pad and cannot open oven door. Replaced touch pad three months ago.


Hi,
This time the problem is not the touch pad...
The self cleaning feature gets things extremely hot and has either burnt up the wiring to the touch pad or has caused the power supply on the main circuit baord to fail...to find out for sure which problem it is the power supply will need to be checked and then the appropriate part changed...


Self Cleaning Oven Problem

heatman101

Dec 30, 2010 | KitchenAid KGRA806PSS Gas Kitchen Range

1 Answer

Can I use the stovetop when my oven is self cleaning?


Yes you should be able to but there are a couple things to consider. When the oven is in the self-cleaning cycle the heating element reaches a very high tempature and runs for extended periods. So if you have a couple top burners going the amperage draw could possibly trip the electrical breaker. Also there is a lot of heat generated around the range during the cleaning cycle and it may be to hot to actually work around the range. There are some ranges that dis-able the top burners during the self-clean cycle. If that is the case with your range then the answer would be no. The way you would know for sure is to try them during the self-cleaning cycle or consult your owners manual.

Apr 10, 2010 | Maytag MER5770 Electric Kitchen Range

1 Answer

How do i start self clean cycle on my whirlpool accubake range


Hello- Unfortunately "self-clean" eventually becomes "self destruct" in most ranges. Extreme temperatures incinerate anything inside the oven during this cycle, and sometimes 'cook' the circuits on the control panel. I recommend using foil and drip pans whenever spills are possible. Light clean with damp rag, and scrape bottom as necessary. Turn on to 450 deg. for 30 min. Not hot enough to do pottery in your oven, but safer and should burn off most of stuff inside. -Lots more info on how bad self-clean can be, but Grandma's way still works fine. Hope this informs and helps you- ED

Feb 27, 2010 | Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

Describe how to access the self cleaning feature on the accubake oven and how long does it take?


Press the "Auto Clean" or "Precise Clean" button depending on the control type of your range. Then press start. The oven should lock and start the self-cleaning cycle. The cycle is usually 3 hours from start to finish and cannot be stopped once it has started heating. The range gets extremely hot and causes the inside of the oven to act like a catalyst to burn the grease. It will create smoke and odor depending on how dirty the inside of the oven is. Make sure to leave the exhaust fan on above the range to remove some of the heat. And definently do not do the cleaning cycle on a hot summer day!

Feb 19, 2010 | Whirlpool Accubake SF362LXTS Kitchen Range

3 Answers

Self cleaning


You can go to the Maytag web site and download the manual.  www.maytag.com, or go to http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/8113p293.pdf
and download the manual CAUTION 
• It is normal for parts of the ovens to become hot during a self-clean cycle. 
• To prevent damage to oven doors, do not attempt to open the doors when LOCK is displayed. 
• Avoid touching doors, windows or oven vent area during 
a clean cycle. 
Do not use commercial oven cleaners on the oven finish or around any part of the ovens.  They will damage the finish or parts. 
Do not leave baking/pizza stone in the oven during self-clean. 

The self-clean cycle uses above-normal cooking temperatures 
to automatically clean the oven interior. 
The oven should be cleaned regularly by wiping up spillovers 
to prevent excessive smoke and flare-ups.  Do not allow a 
heavy build-up of soil to accumulate in the oven. 
During the cleaning process, the kitchen should be well 
ventilated to get rid of normal odors associated with cleaning. 

Before Self-Cleaning 
1. Turn off the oven light before cleaning as the light may burn out during the clean cycle. 
2. Remove broiler pan, all pans, and oven racks from the oven.  The oven racks will discolor and may not slide easily after a self-clean cycle if they are not removed. 
3. Clean oven frame, door frame (area outside of gasket, and around the opening in the door gasket) with a nonabrasive 
cleaner such as Bon Ami* or detergent and water.  The self-cleaning process does not clean these areas.  They should be cleaned to prevent soil from baking on during the clean 
cycle.  (The gasket is the seal around the oven door and window.) 
4. To prevent damage, do not clean or rub the gasket around the oven door.  The gasket is designed to seal in heat during the clean cycle. 
5. Wipe up excess grease or spillovers from the oven bottom. This prevents excessive smoking, flare-ups or flaming during the clean cycle. 
6. Wipe up sugary and acidic spillovers such as sweet potatoes, tomato, or milk-based sauces. Porcelain enamel is acid-resistant, not acid-proof.  The porcelain finish may discolor if acidic or sugary spills are not wiped up before a self-clean cycle. 

Important: 
• Oven temperature must be below 400° F to program a clean cycle. 
Only one oven can be cleaned at a time. 
• Both oven doors lock when either oven is being cleaned. 
To set Self-Clean: 
1. Close the oven door. 
2. Press the Clean pad. 
    • CLEAN flashes. 
    • SET and UPPER or LOWER flash in the display. 
3. Press the Autoset pad. 
    • “MEd” (Medium Soil, 3 hours) is displayed. 
4. Press the Autoset pad to scroll through the self-cleaning settings. 
     “HVy” (Heavy Soil, 4 hours) 
     “MEd” (Medium soil, 3 hours) 
     “LITE” ( Light Soil, 2 hours) 
Choosing the soil level of the oven automatically programs the self-cleaning time. 
5. After four seconds, the oven will start cleaning. 
    • If the door is not closed, beeps will sound and ‘door’ will display.         If the door is not closed within 30 seconds, the self-cleaning       operation will be canceled and the display will return to the time of day. 
    • CLEAN will appear in the display. 
    • LOCK will flash in the display.  Once the door locks, LOCK will
      remain steady. 
    • The cleaning time will start counting down in the display. 



Nov 27, 2007 | Maytag MER6772 Gemini Electric Kitchen...

3 Answers

F1 Error code


i just had this same issues happen after running the self clean cycle. f1 error, fan would come on, fan would turn off. its not the control board, its the temperature probe. I picked up the part for 40 bucks and put it in myself. plugged the stove back in and it was good to go. the old temperature probe's wires melted during self clean. note to self: clean you over the old fashion way with some elbow grease.

Mar 30, 2007 | Kenmore 46123 Stainless Steel Electric...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kitchen Ranges Logo

Related Topics:

161 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Kitchen Ranges Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4757 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3051 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Kitchen Range Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...