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Need instructions on how to set for self cleaning. Set the over knob to clean and latched the door....nothing happened. Does the thermostat need to be turned up all the way?

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I have a Tappan double oven range. An older model #316065301

How do I operate the cleaning cycle? I set the start and stop times, Locked the door and switched to clean. The clean light comes on but it doesn't heat up much at all. Never locks. I have misplaced my instructions manual.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Lost cleaning mannual for school equipment....have removed interior racks and set both dials to 'clean'...problem is how long should I have it on the clean cycle or does it automatically turn off? (not using clocks)
Thanks, Bheideman

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My stove will not stop opening and closing. I have no idea what is wrong with it.

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