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We are getting huge amounts of acrid steam/smoke when using oven at high temperatures. The oven has been cleaned but problem persists! We do seem to get a build up of fats on oven base, despite care taken not to spill fats etc. HELP!!!!

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Hello Roland,
happy to help you out!
You must clean by way of wiping excess spills and materials dripped or spilled before self clean is operated. Or there will be smoke even during the self clean process!
Also do not wait till there is build up galore to self clean your oven!
If you spill or splatted and drip in the oven that day,
start the self clean after you do the dinner dishes!
More info can be found int he owners manual!

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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Here list of Kitchen Aid range and oven codes.
4 Digit Failure Codes
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