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Self-Clean Cycle Blow Up

About an hour into the self-cleaning cycle, the oven made a loud pop, a bright light and then a red glow. Smoke billowed out of the knob area. We unplugged it and let it cool down. The bottom element cracked off and nothing works now. No lights, no burner heat, no clock, nothing. Is it toast or should we call a repairman?

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  • GeorgieGurl Jul 27, 2008

    Solution #1 is no help. Circuit breaker was reset and the range is still completely dead. Fireman said no damage was done to the house wiring. Yep, called the Fire Dept. just to be sure the thing wasn't on fire internally.

  • GeorgieGurl Jul 28, 2008

    Is there an electric range expert who can answer this question?

  • GeorgieGurl Jul 28, 2008

    Thank you very much. I will try all of your recommendations.

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I would recommend calling a repair shop first to see what it could cost to fix it. You're probably going to be better off buying a new one, depending on the age of the one that did the major melt down.
From the sounds of it, it did probably burn out most of the major controls in the oven.

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  • Coss Jul 27, 2008

    One thing I forgot to ask, did you do a voltage check to the outlet? Even though the circuit breaker is on, the outlet might also be damaged. Be very careful checking this outlet, it is 220 volts.

    But I still go with the initial suggestion, replace the unit. The smoke out of the knobs suggests that there is burned wiring inside the unit.

  • Coss Jul 28, 2008

    Thanks, and good luck on your findings.

    With major electrical appliances it is always better to play it on the safe side.

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HI,

If your range/oven doesn't seem to work at all, check these:

Fuse/circuit breaker
Main wiring
Range/oven wiring
Fuse/circuit breaker Check to see if power is getting to the range/oven. Does anything turn on--even a light? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Main wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the range/oven, gets burned and so breaks the connection. Then you may have to replace the power cord to the range/oven, and the terminal block that the wire is attached to.

Range/oven wiring There may be a broken or burned wire at the back of the range/oven. If you repair any of the wires, use only proper appliance-grade wire and wire connectors.

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How to use the self clean feature for a Frigidaire FES 355 ASF


Hi Anonymous, this is AP!

I understand you are interested in the self-clean process for your Frigidaire slide in range, model FES355ASF. Start by removing all excess spillovers in the oven cavity before starting the self-cleaning cycle. To clean, use hot soapy water and a cloth. Large spillovers can cause heavy smoke or fire when subjected to high temperatures. Clean any soil from the oven frame and the door liner, but avoid cleaning the oven door gasket. These areas heat sufficiently during self-cleaning cycle to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water. Remove the oven racks, broiler pan and insert, all utensils and any foil. These items do not withstand high cleaning temperatures

Make sure the clock shows the correct time of day. Push the CLEAN button "---"will appear on display. Push the up arrow button until "3:00" appears for a 3 hour clean cycle or push the down arrow until "2:00" is displayed for a 2 hour clean cycle. Once the time is selected and released CLn will appear on the display. The door will then automatically lock and the LOCK indicator light will flash. Do not open the door while the indicator is flashing, usually about 15 seconds. The LOCK display will stay until the cleaning cycle is complete or cancelled, and the oven temperature has cooled to a safe temperature.

In the event you need to stop the cycle at any point, simply push the CLEAR OFF button and the door will automatically lock once the oven has cooled, usually about an hour.

Best of luck,

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How to CLEAN a Frigidaire Self-Cleaning Oven Step 1Use a plastic spoon to scrape...


How to CLEAN a Frigidaire Self-Cleaning Oven
Step 1Use a plastic spoon to scrape away any extra spillovers or burnt-on food from inside the oven. Remove as much of this as you can before running the self-cleaning cycle, because any spillovers left in the oven during the cleaning cycle may cause a lot of smoke.
  • Step 2Wipe off the inside of the oven with a rag dipped in soapy water. Be careful not to get any cleaning supplies on the oven door gasket or to disrupt the position of the gasket at all; having a good seal is critical to the success of the oven's self-cleaning cycle.
  • Step 3Clean any soil away from the oven frame and its door liner with a rag dipped in soapy water. Any soil left on these parts of the oven may become burned on during the self-cleaning cycle.
  • Step 4Pull the broiler pan and grid, any utensils, and any tin foil that may have been left in the oven out of it. They can't withstand the extreme temperatures the self-cleaning oven will reach. It's okay to leave the oven racks in the oven.
  • Step 5Make sure the oven door is completely closed.
  • Step 6Press the "CLEAN" button on the control pad. Use the up and down arrows to select the desired cleaning time; use 2 hours for a lightly soiled oven and 3 or 4 hours for a dirtier oven. The oven will lock itself and begin the cleaning cycle.
  • Step 7Wait for the cycle to end and the oven to cool; it will then unlock itself automatically. Don't try to open the oven door before it has unlocked itself.
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    How does the self-clean feature work on a Frigidaire CFEF366EMB model?


    Hi Beverly,

    I understand that you are looking to run your self-clean feature on your Frigidaire range, model# CFEF366EMB.

    -To start this you will remove all racks and make sure that any excessive spillovers are cleaned up as best as you can.
    -Next you will press the "Clean" button, and the display will show "---".
    -Press the up or down arrows to select the length of time you want the oven to clean. Usually 2 or 3 hours.
    -The door will automatically lock once your time has been chosen and the "LOCK" indicator light will flash. DO NOT open the door while the light is flashing. (it takes about 15 seconds for the oven door to lock).
    -"Cln" will appear in the display during the self-clean cycle and the "LOCK" light will continue to glow until the self-cleaning cycle is complete or cancelled and the oven has cooled.

    When the self-clean cycle has completed:
    -The time of day or "END" will appear in the display window and the "Clean" and "LOCK" light will continue to glow.
    -Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can be opened.
    -If "END" is in the display and the Clean indicator light remains ON, press the "CLEAR/OFF" button and the time of day will appear on the display.
    -When the oven is cool, wipe away any residue or powdered ash with a damp cloth or paper towel.

    -Best Regards-

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    Hello - Before using the self-cleaning cycle of the appliance, remove the broiler pan and any utensils stored in the appliance. Also remove any excess spillovers in the oven cavity. Allow the oven to cool before cleaning. During the self-cleaning cycle, the outside of the wall oven can become very hot to the touch.

    Typically to set the controls for a self-clean the first step is to confirm that the clock shows the correct time of the day. Press CLEAN. "---" appears in the display. Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW once. "3:00" appears in the display for a 3 hour cycle. To change to a 2 hour cycle press DOWN ARROW"2:00" appears in the display. As soon as the controls are set, the motor drive lock will begin to close automatically and the "LOCK" indicator light will flash. DO NOT open the oven door while the light is flashing (it takes about 15 seconds for the over door to lock). "CLn" will appear in the display during the Self-Clean cycle and the "LOCK" light will glow until the Self-Cleaning cycle is complete or cancelled and the oven temperature has cooled.

    When the Self-Clean cycle has completed, the time of the day or "End" will appear in the display window and the "Clean" and "LOCK" light will continue to glow. Once the over has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can be opened. If "End" is the display and the Clean indicator light remains ON, press CLEAR/OFF. The time of the day will appear in the display.

    If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a Self-Cleaning cycle, press CLEAR/OFF. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can be opened. Restart the Self-Clean cycle once all conditions have been corrected.

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    Make sure you have everything out of the oven, including the oven racks.

    1. Press SELF CLEAN.
    2. Press the TEMP/TIME "+" or "-" arrow pads to enter the desired self-clean cycle.
    3. Press START.
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    4. When the self-clean cycle is complete and the oven cools, the DOOR LOCKED and CLEAN
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    5. When the oven is completely cooled, remove ash with a damp cloth.

    Recommended times are 2 hours 30 minutes for light soil and 4 hours 30 minutes for heavy soil.

    If your oven has a HI and LO self clean time, HI is 4 hours 30 minutes and LO is 3 hours 30 minutes.

    It is also recommended that you remove anything plastic from the top of the stove during cleaning.

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    Hi,
    Seems like you found out the hard way what I wrote about in this tip...
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    I need an owner manuel for Caloric Range Model # EST 345 I can'g figure out how to run the self cleaning oven cycle.


    you might try the following, although it is the instructions for an old model, it may be relevant;

    "The actual self-cleaning process is initiated by a simple 5 step procedure: 1. Set the range clock to time of day. Note: on models not equipped with an automatic oven timer, the self-cleaning cycle is preprogrammed for a 21/2 hour cycle. Use Steps 3, 4 and 5 only. 2.Establish the length of cleaning time by:
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    3. Press the Up Arrow until "3:00" appears in the
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    4. As soon as the Up Arrow or Down Arrow is
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    5. As soon as the controls are set, the motor driven
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    the light is flashing (it takes about 15 seconds for the
    oven door to lock).
    6. The "LOCK" light will glow until the cleaning cycle is
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    When the self-clean cycle is completed:
    1. The time of day or “END” will appear in the display
    window and the “Clean” and "LOCK" light will continue
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    2. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR
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    3. If “END” is in the display and the “Clean” indicator
    remains on, press Clear/Off. The time of day will
    appear in the display.
    NOTE: When the oven is cool, wipe away any residue
    or powdered ash with a damp cloth or paper towel.
    Stopping or interrupting a self-cleaning cycle:
    If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a selfcleaning
    cycle.
    1. Press Clear/Off.
    2. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR
    and the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can
    be opened.
    3. Restart the self-clean cycle once all conditions have
    been corrected.
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    of three parts that control the bake and broil elements,
    and the locking of the door in the self-clean cycle.
    1. Electronic oven control.
    2. Oven temperature sensor.
    3. Oven door lock mechanism.

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    Whirlpool Flat top Accubake self clean 24 inch


    Of course - Empty the oven and clear off around it.

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    1. Press AUTO-CLEAN.
    2. Press the TEMP/HOUR “up” or “down” arrow pad to set the
    desired self-clean cycle time.
    3. Press START.
    The oven door will automatically lock. The “DOOR LOCKED”
    and “CLEAN” indicator lights will be displayed. The time
    remaining will also be displayed.
    4. When the self-clean cycle is complete and the oven cools,
    the “DOOR LOCKED” and “CLEAN” indicator lights will turn
    off.
    5. Once the oven is completely cooled, remove ash with a damp
    cloth.
    To Delay Start Self-Clean Using AUTO-CLEAN
    1. Press AUTO-CLEAN.
    2. Press the TEMP/HOUR “up” and “down” arrow pads to set
    the desired self-clean cycle time.
    3. Press START TIME.
    4. Press the TEMP/HOUR “up” and “down” arrow pads to set
    the desired start time.
    5. Press START.
    The oven door will automatically lock. “DOOR LOCKED” and
    “CLEAN” indicator lights will be displayed.
    6. When the self-clean cycle is complete and the oven cools,
    the “DOOR LOCKED” and “CLEAN” indicator lights will turn
    off.
    7. Once the oven is completely cooled, remove ash with a damp
    cloth.



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    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. 



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