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Oven Self Cleaning Problem

The 7 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Oven self cleaning problem are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.


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Door or Lid Latch Assembly

The door lock motor and switch assembly is one of the more common parts to fail with an oven self cleaning problem. If the latch assembly doesn't work properly, it won't latch the door and activate the switch to allow self cleaning to start. If there is still a self cleaning problem, check the latch assembly to be sure it moves freely with the motor removed. On many models the latch assembly can't be repaired, it must be replaced if is defective.

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Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

For an oven self cleaning problem, the first thing to check is the door lock motor and switch assembly. Every self cleaning oven door has a locking mechanism to prevent the door from being opened during the cleaning cycle. An oven self cleaning problem often happens after a clean cycle has been run. If that happens, help may be needed to help figure out how to repair or replace the door lock motor and switch assembly because often the door is locked in the closed position. Manufacturers normally design the lock mechanism so that the door can be opened by removing certain screws or panels.

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Oven Control Board

The oven control board has a set of relays that turn on and off power to the bake and broil circuits according to the customer settings and sensor input. An oven self-cleaning problem is sometimes caused by one of the heating components. However, if the oven control board is bad, it might not send voltage to the heating components. To determine what is causing the oven self-cleaning problem, first test the simpler components in the circuit. The oven control board can't be tested easily and will have to be replaced if it is defective.

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Oven Thermostat

If there is an oven self cleaning problem the cause is often a defective oven thermostat. The oven thermostat regulates the self cleaning temperature and also provides the electrical current necessary to power the heating circuit. It is fairly common for the oven thermostat to work properly for baking and broiling but not for cleaning. The oven thermostat can't be tested easily, and if it's defective it will need to be replaced.

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Heat Selector Switch

For an oven self cleaning problem, check the heat selector switch to be certain it is set to the right position. The heat selector switch internal contacts can burn out over time. If there is an oven self cleaning problem and the more common components have been checked, remove and inspect the heat selector switch.

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Thermal Fuse

Although not as common, with an oven self cleaning problem the thermal fuse may have blown. The thermal fuse is designed to protect the appliance and help to prevent a fire. If the oven gets too hot, this fuse trips. The thermal fuse is not resettable and will have to be replaced. It can be checked for continuity. If it has continuity, it's OK.

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Door Switch

Although it is not common, with an oven self cleaning problem the door switch might be defective. The oven door has to be closed in order for the self cleaning cycle to begin and the door switch is often part of the circuit. For an oven self cleaning problem, first check the other, more likely components. If they check out, the door switch can be checked for continuity with an Ohm meter.

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