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Oven cleaning cycle not working


The most common parts and conditions which contribute to the symptom "Oven cleaning cycle not working" are listed below. Check or test these items and use the available how to links to learn more.


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Timer and heating elements

You will need to ensure the cleaning time is not too short. If the controls are set properly and there is still incomplete cleaning, you will need to check to make sure the bake and broil elements are both heating. It requires that both elements are working properly.








Oven Control Board

The oven control board, usually located underneath the range's top panel, turns the power on and off to the bake and broil elements based off of certain settings. This can be a self-cleaning problem if the heating elements are not heating up. The oven control board may not be sending voltage to a heating element. Test a heating element to see if the control board is the cause of the complications in the circuit. If the heating element does not work, the oven control board will need to be replaced.







Oven Thermostat

A common diagnosis to the self cleaning cycle not working is a defective oven thermostat. The thermostat controls the temperature of the self cleaning cycle and also provides the voltage behind the heating circuit. Bake and broil elements may still work correctly, however if the cleaning cycle does not work, the thermostat needs to be replaced.








Door Lock & Motor Switch Assembly

One of the most common problems with the self cleaning cycle is a faulty door lock motor and switch assembly. The self cleaning oven door has a program that keeps the door from opening during the cleaning cycle. Often, the problem occurs after the cycle is over, causing the door to stay locked shut. 








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