I've just cleaned my oven for the first time, and the oven light no longer works. Can't find the manual, and I'm having difficulty trying to move/remove the wire harness that protects the light. Do I have to move it to the side (wire), or does it come out completely?
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Before cleaning, remove the racks and other items in the oven. Clean the oven frame and door frame outside of the gasket with a nonabrasive cleanser like Bon Ami. Wipe up any excess grease or sugary and acidic spills by hand. Turn off the oven light. Ventilate the kitchen well.
Then press the Clean pad once for immediate start. Press Auto Start to increase the cleaning cycle to three hours. Press a second time to get a 4 hour cleaning cycle or three times to return to the two hour cycle. Cleaning and LOC plus the cleaning cycle time will be displayed on the oven. After the cleaning cycle is complete, the Cleaning will no longer be displayed. However, the LOC will remain on until the oven cools down (approximately one hour). You will not be able to open the oven until the LOC message disappears.
Press the Clean Pad twice for a delayed start. Then use the Auto Start button to determine the delay for the cleaning cycle. The rest of the steps will remain the same.
If the model number is correct, the self-cleaning instructions are as follows:
1. Make sure oven door is closed and press "CLEAN".
2. "REMOVE RACKS" should be displayed. Remove all oven racks to avoid damaging them.
3. Select "CONTINUE" using the Quickset pads on either side of the control panel.
4. Set LIGHT soil level by entering "200" using the number pads for 2 hours cleaning. Select MEDIUM for 3 hours. Select HEAVY for 4 hours.
5. "CLEAN", "TIME", "LOCKED" and the cleaning time countdown will be displayed while the oven is cleaning.
6. "OVEN COOLING" will appear when the cleaning time is complete, but the oven door will remain locked until it is safe to open. (approx. one hour after cleaning cycle ends).
These instructions are almost verbatim on page 23 of your owner/operator's manual. If you no longer have a manual, you can go to managemylife.com and enter your model number under the "Manuals" link. Your owner and installation manuals are listed in a .pdf (Adobe) format that you can download or print for FREE.
If you have any questions, or if your model number is different, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Many White-Westinghouse manuals can be found here:
I had the same problem and was able to solve it. They didn't have the exact manual for mine (a KF450G), but they had one that was similar enough (KF580H) to solve this issue. Setting the knobs to clean is only part of the process, to get it to run you need to set the timer.
Read the key information below transcribed from the manual:
To set the controls for the cleaning cycle:
1) Close the oven door.
2) Be sure the clock shows the correct time of day.
3) Be sure the Start Time knob is set for the same time as the clock. If not, turn the knob to the time on the clock. The knob will then pop out.
4) Push in and set the Stop Time knob for 2 to 3 hours past the Start Time.
Example: If the Start Time and Clock read 1:00, set the Stop Time for 3:00 or 4:00.
5) Turn the Temperature Control to CLEAN.
6) Turn the Selector to CLEAN.
If all controls are set correctly, the oven signal light will come on and stay on until the oven reaches its cleaning temperature. It will then cycle on and off.
There is more information in the manual, but it's much too much information to manually transcribe - I've only typed enough for you to get it working. Note that the LOCKED light won't light initially, it only lights once the oven exceeds 550 degrees. Once that light is on, the oven will not reopen until the temperature drops below that point, even if you stop the clean cycle.
Be sure to empty out the storage drawer under the oven before cleaning.
My oven will not work. After pressing the desired temp on the oven, the preheat light and oven light comes on. After about 15 minutes, the oven is slightly warm and maybe an hour later the oven may or may not heat to desired temp. Kenmore gas range model #790.72851301.
to jenna 12 Does your stove have a stop and start timer? When you set your clock you may have inadvertantly moved the stop or start time on that timer. Check them, if they have knobs for setting the stop and start time, make sure the pointer is pointing to the current time and that the knob is popped out and not stuck in. when you have it right both the stop and the start knob should be out, not pushed in. They will pop out when you turn them to the current time.
These timers allow you to start something cookin at a time delayed several hours. this means they will not allow the oven to come on until it hits that time that you may have set in error.
If your stove has a digital stop and start timer check each one so that both show the current time, then your oven should light.
I tried pressing clean then the up arrow. Nothing. THEN I HELD DOWN THE UP ARROW FOR A FEW SECONDS AND 3 HOURS CAME UP AND it worked and my oven is now cleaning itself. Remember...HOLD DOWN the up arrow for a few seconds and it will work
for no reason the cleaning light went on, even though the oven was not on. The oven light and heating light were alternating each blinking 5 times. The door locked up, too. It seemed to think it was in a cleaning cycle. Any way, problem solved by throwing off the main breaker and all is working fine since... except now, for no reason the oven fan, not the exhaust fan, stays on all the time!
You were right. The locking mechanism switch somehow became jammed and the oven thought the door was locked, even though I could open the door. I didn't know if I was supposed to take the top off and moving the lever back and forth did not help. Finally I turned the oven on and just kind of jiggled the latch in the unlocked position. I kind of moved it back and forth furiously and the cleaning light stopped blinking and the oven light came on. I'm glad it is working now, but I will be manually cleaning my oven from now on! Thanks for your help.