The Frigidaire self-cleaning oven has a lock to prevent the door from being opened during the cleaning cycle. The oven door can become locked before and after the cleaning cycle. The method to unlock the oven door depends on whether the oven door has been locked in a closed or open position. If the door is locked open, hold the light switch, program the oven's self-cleaning cycle, wait several seconds, cancel the self-cleaning cycle, wait several seconds again, and you are able to close the door. If the door is locked closed, unplug and re-plug the unit, and gently open the oven door. You can also try starting and canceling the self-cleaning cycle.Know More
If your oven door is locked open, press and hold down the light switch while you continue to work through the process of cancelling the lock on the door.
Program your Frigidaire oven to self-clean. Wait at least 20 seconds before you cancel the self-clean setting on the oven. Again wait for at least another 20 seconds. Release the light switch. You have now unlocked the open door and are able to close it.
If your oven door has been locked in a closed position, unplug the oven unit from the wall outlet. Allow the oven to sit untouched for a minimum of five minutes. Reset the time on the oven clock, and carefully open the oven door you have unlocked.
An alternative process is to program the oven to self-clean for a maximum of 15 minutes, then cancel the remaining portion of the cleaning cycle. Allow the oven to cool before proceeding. You are now able to open the door as the lock has been released.
While each manufacturer has their own system for initiating self-cleaning, these usually involve engaging a lock to keep the oven from opening, setting temperature dials to the self-cleaning setting, and starting a timer. In some cases, the self-cleaning cycle is self-regulated and the appliance automatically stops once finished.Full Answer >
The self-cleaning cycle on an oven takes one and a half to four hours to clean the oven. Additional time is necessary for the oven to cool down before it unlocks, making the entire process last up to six hours.Full Answer >
To use a self-cleaning oven, remove the stainless-steel racks, run the cycle, and wipe out the resulting ash several hours later. The use of commercial oven cleaners or aluminum foil is not recommended for use with self-cleaning ovens..Full Answer >
The regularity with which users should clean their ovens depends on the amount of usage the oven gets. In general, the self-cleaning function should be used once a month for heavy users of the oven and once every two to three months for less frequent users.Full Answer >