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How to use self cleaning oven

Just moved into house with self cleaning oven, dont know how to use the self cleaning oven

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  • suz821556 Nov 11, 2008

    i dont want to know how the self cleaning works, i want to know how to actually

    start the process. lock the door push some buttons etc. that is what i need to know

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    The control panel does not have a distinct "CLEAN" button, rather a series of symbols with no words. The closest symbol would appear to be a "pad-lock" symbol, which effectively locks the door and brings up a "timer" option, but even when set, and push the "running man" symbol to start the process, door locks and nothing else happens. Thoughts?

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2013

    I started the self cleaning by pushing the "logi-clean" button, funny noises sounded, then I realized I hadn't taken out the racks so I pushed canceled-- now the oven door will not close securely and everytime I start the oven to reheat, my kitchen fills up with smoke! Help--I can't use my oven now because the door won't close completely.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    how long to self clean an GEXL44 oven


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  • When using the self-cleaning feature on your oven, the temperature within the oven rises to an extremely high temperature, usually around1000 degrees. The oven will remain at this temperature for a set periodof time, often from 1 to 3 hours.

  • Self-cleaning ovens differ from traditional ovens in that they require a timer to control the amount oftime that the self-cleaning feature operates. They also require extrathermostatic controls to control the extremely high temperatures.

  • While the mechanisms inside aself-cleaning oven are quite complex, the concept behind aself-cleaning oven is fairly straight forward. The extremely hightemperatures incinerate dirt and debris from your oven, thus cleaningit for future use.

  • Safety is very important when using yourself-cleaning feature. You must ensure that the oven door is completelyclosed while the self-cleaning cycle is running. 1000 degreetemperatures are obviously extremely dangerous. Self-cleaning ovenswill come equipped with a secure oven door latch for this reason.

  • The crucial door locking system isinitially engaged to signal that you are ready to use the self-cleaningfeature. When the oven reaches a certain temperature, the door locksystem will ensure that the oven door cannot be opened until the cycleis complete and the temperature has returned to a manageable level.The result is a clean oven without the use of harsh oven cleaners orabrasives.

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    you never give out the exact model of your oven. the procedure i gave to is very common if you will follow and really know your device.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008


        Read the owner's manual that came with your oven before you perform self cleaning. Although all self cleaning ovens work basically the same way, there may be slight variations for some manufacturers and models.

        Take out the oven racks. You need to clean the oven racks by hand, and then put them back in when the oven is done cleaning.

        Wipe up any spills and messes inside the oven first, using warm water and a mild soap. Ovens smoke more during cleaning when there is food inside. Wash the inside of the oven door as well. Do not scrub the door gaskets, just gently wipe them off. Damaging the gaskets prevents the oven from sealing.

        Lock your oven door manually if your model does not lock it automatically when you clean.

        Open a window near the oven for ventilation. There is a certain amount of smoke when you clean the oven. The dirtier the oven is, the more smoke is created.

        Turn the control on your oven to "clean" and set the timer for 2 to 5 hours depending on how dirty your oven is, and what the manufacturer recommends.

        Wait for the cleaning to finish and the oven to cool before opening door. When oven is fully cooled wipe up any ash inside. If your oven is not completely clean, next time set the timer for longer. If your oven is spotless you might want to see if you can get away with a shorter cleaning time.



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How do I use self clean oven? i have misplaced my manual It is a Fridigaire drop in, sept 2003 the only button i see to start it would be clean, but pushing it doesnt start it. I did just use the oven, might it might be cause it is still warm

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If your oven has liners with a grey surface with black speckles,
these are self cleaning, to activate switch on the cleaning cycle or
Switch the oven on, crank the temperature control to max and when its up to temp leave it to cook itself for 30 / 45 mins.
Turn it off and leave for at least 2 hours to cool down before removing / touching.

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I can't open my oven

Some ovens have a latch that must be locked for self-cleaning. Look at top of oven door and see if you have a sliding latch. Try to move it back to the left to unlock.

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Hello there!

It depends over a lot ot sets of those self cleaning oven...

IS there any instruction manual for that device, there must be, search over the internet i really dont know what could i suggest to you if i dont have any details. Good luck! =)

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it is locked the leaver has become detached from the door latch and even though the leaver moves the lock part doesn't have you tried it lately push in on the door and try to move the leaver if that doesn't work get a wire coat hanger make a Small hook and from the left hand side see if you can snag the hook and pull it over ive done that before theopen end of the hook should point up start just abve the door gasket about halfway over well i cant reamber which way the latch moves but im sure you can figure it out push slighty in on the door after you hook the latch but try to open it fist some have asensor that wont let the oven door open till its cool enough to be safe let me know
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You should have detailed instructions in your owner's manual. Make sure you are moving the door latch (if equipped) from left to right to lock the door.
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