Question about Ovens
There are a number of different things that you will need to consider. There are lots of different features on various ovens including the self cleaning feature. A self cleaning cooker is a wonderful feature, however this doesn't mean that it will always work. If the self cleaning feature doesn't work correctly then you will need to find out exactly what's going wrong.
Checking the Door
For the self cleaning function to work correctly you will need to ensure that the door shuts properly and latches properly. If the door doesn't shut properly then this will cause problems with the self cleaning function.
The catches on the doors can often be adjusted very easily to change how the door shuts. If the door is not shutting properly then this could be a result of the door catches not being set correctly. Using a screwdriver you can adjust these catches
If the door has dropped as a result of gravity then this can be corrected by adjusting the door hinges.
Testing the Element
Another thing to check is to ensure that the ovens element is working correctly. The element is what heats your oven and will also help clean your cookers door. If the element isn't getting up to the right temperature then this will mean that the cooker won't clean properly.
Unscrew the element and disconnect all of the wires. The element can then be removed from the cooker and a multi meter can be used to check the resistance of the element. The element should have a resistance of between 20 and 40 ohms if it's healthy.
If the element is infinitely resistant then this is a sure sign that the element is faulty. Replace the element with the correct model for your oven and check that the correct element for your cooker is installed and used.
Testing the Temperature Control
The temperature controls will control the thermostat and regulate the temperature of the oven. If this is not working correctly then this will cause problems with the self cleaning function.
Test the temperature control by adjusting it and checking that the temperature inside the oven is controlled correctly.
Testing Oven Selector Controls
Sometimes the oven selector control can also stop working. If this is the case then it will often prevent the oven door from being cleaned correctly.
Attempt to turn the oven selector controls and check that they are controlling the oven correctly.
Cleaning the Oven
Once you have fixed the problem with the oven you might then need to clean the oven to start off with. The ovens self cleaning feature is only designed to clean small amounts of grime off the door continually. Starting on a heavily soiled oven door could be impossible, which is why you might need to start the cleaning off yourself.
I suggest read your owners manual again, just to make sure your doing it right. If the tests and owners procedure dont work; if you follow the instructions word for words, and you can not program it properly, it sounds like a defective Electronic Range Control.
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