Starting the select self-clean cycle, To set the controls for a self-clean cycle, When the self-clean cycle is complete – Kenmore 7861* User Manual

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Oven racks should be removed, if they are not removed

during the Seif-Ciean cycle their color will turn slightly

blue and the finish will be dull. After the cycle Is

complete and the oven has cooled, rub the sides of the
oven racks with wax paper or a cloth containing a small
amount of salad oil (this will make the racks glide

easier into the rack position).

Remove any excessive 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. DO NOT allow food spills with a high

sugar or acid content (such as milk, tomatoes,
sauerkraut, fruit juices or pie filling) to remain on the
surface as they may leave a dull spot even after


Clean any soil from the oven frame, the doorliner

outside the oven door gasket and the small area at the
front center of the oven bottom. These areas heat

sufficiently to burn soil on. Clean with soap and water.

NCTE: Prior to setting the Self-Clean cycle, any spills
remaining on the oven bottom should be removed.

Starting the Select Self-Clean Cycle

For satisfactory results, use a 2 hour Self-Clean cycle for
light soils and a 3 hour cycle for average or a 4 hour cycle

for heavy soils. NOTE: The kitchen area should be well
ventilated using an open window, ventitlation fan or exhaust

hood during the 1 st Self-Clean cycle. This will help eliminate
the normal odors associated with the 1 st Self-Clean cycle.

To Set the Controls for a Self-Clean Cycle:





Self-Cleaning (confd)

Be sure the clock shows the correct time of day.

Press (S). "------------- " appears in the display.

When the Self-Clean Cycle is complete:

1. The time of day or "End" will appear in the display

window and the “Clean” and "LOCK" light will continue
to glow.

2. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and

the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can be

3. If “End” is in the display and the Select Clean indicator

light remains ON, press (ff). 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 Select Self­

Cleaning Cycle

If it becomes necessary to stop or interrupt a Self-Cleaning


1. Press (s).

2. Once the oven has cooled down for about 1 HOUR and

the "LOCK" light has gone out, the oven door can be

3. Restart the Self-Clean cycle once all conditions have

been corrected.



To avoid possible burns use care when

opening the oven door after the Self-Cleaning cycle. Stand
to the side of the oven when opening the door to allow hot
airor steam to escape.

3. Press the J\. or 'V once. "3:00" appears in the

display for a 3 hour cycle. To change to a 2 hour cycle

press 'V . "2:00" appears in the display or to select a 4

hour cycle press -/V . "4:00" appears in the display.

As soon as the controls are set, the motor driven 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 oven doorto lock).

4. "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 hascooled.


DO NOT force the oven door open. This can

damage the automatic door locking system. Use caution
and avoid possible burns when opening the door after the
Self-Cleaning cycle has completed. The oven may still be


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