Your oven may say “self-clean,” but it will still require some maintenance from time to time. Maintaining your self-cleaning oven will eliminate uneven cooking times, prevent the risk of grease fires and flare-ups and extend the life of your appliance.
Check the gasket on the door and make sure that it seals the door to the oven. A bad gasket allows heat to leak out of the oven and skews cook times.
Check the oven light. If it's out, simply remove the bulb and replace it with a new one from your local home improvement store.
Remove racks prior to starting the cleaning cycle.
If you have more than one oven, run each one through a self-cleaning cycle. We recommend that you don't self-clean both ovens at once. The oven will get abnormally hot during the cleaning cycle, so be sure to keep children (and pets) at a safe distance. Warning: Birds can be very sensitive to the fumes emitted during the self-cleaning cycle. Make sure to move pet birds to a closed, well-ventilated room prior to starting.
After the oven has cooled, use a sponge or a damp rag to remove the ashes from the inside. Do not use oven cleaners or other abrasive materials to clean the oven unless specifically permitted by the manufacturer (check your owner's manual).