: I have a 5 year old Caloric oven. I lost the
: manuel and no matter what I try, I can't
: seem to get the oven to clean. I turn the
: knobs and lock the door, nothing. Any
I have an old Caloric stove. Here's what my instruction manual states for operating the self-cleaning oven:
"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:
A. Setting the start time. Press and turn the start dial of the automatic oven timer clockwise to the desired starting time.
B. Set the stop time. Press and turn the stop dial of the automatic oven timer clockwise to the desired stop time. Max time is 3 hours miniumum 1/12 hours.
3. Set the oven selector dial on the control panel to "Clean"
4. Set the temperature control dial to "off". If you temperature control dial has a "Clean" position, then set the dial to "Clean" instead of "Off".
5. Remove oven racks, broiler pan and broiler grid from lower oven. Close and lock the oven door by moving the latch lever as far right as it will go - into the locked position. If the lever is accidently dislodged restore it to the locked position. Otherwise, the self-cleaning process will not take place.
Shortly after the cleaning cycle has begun, the oven temperatur reaches a degree in excess of the normal broiling temperature. The red "Clean" light will come on and the clean cycle will start. In a few minutes the door lock lever, which you have placed in the locked position, will automatically be secured to prevent the oven door from beging opened during the cleaning cycle.
This latch remains locked until the clean cycle is complete and the oven temperature reduces to normal baking and broiling temperaturs.
NOTE: Prior to self cleaning cycle operation, the oven and surface lights must be turned offed. The upper oven can be used."
Hope that helps.