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Frigidaire Electric Oven Is Not Self-Cleaning

Frigidaire self-cleaning cycle

Is Your Oven Self-Cleaning Feature Failing?

Here’s how to fix it!

Self-cleaning ovens can save you from scrubbing a greasy and grimy appliance. They use a temperature around 900 degrees Fahrenheit to burn off the dirt that accumulates on the oven surface during the cooking process. If you are a lucky owner of the Frigidaire Gallery series oven with a self-cleaning feature, you can take advantage of it. All you need to do is remove the racks, close the oven door, select the “Self Clean” cycle, set the cleaning time and press the “Start” button. The cleaning cycle usually takes three hours to finish. When it is completed, let the oven cool down and wipe away the ashes with a damp cloth.

Unfortunately, like any appliance, the oven’s self-cleaning feature can eventually break down from even normal use over time. To avoid the messy and exhausting process of cleaning the dirty oven by yourself check the tips below.

Self-Cleaning Cycle Repair Tips

Follow these simple tips to get your ovens self-cleaning cycle working properly:

Check the oven controls

Frigidaire oven controlsFollow the directions from the owner’s manual to make sure the controls are set to run the cleaning cycle. If you cannot find your user manual, you are welcome to download it from here.

Check the circuit breaker or fuse

Circut breakerMake sure the circuit breaker, that is responsible for getting power to the stove, is on the “ON” position.

Check the oven door lock

Oven door lockEnsure the oven door lock is operating correctly.

If you have followed all the tips above but your Frigidaire self-cleaning oven still doesn’t work as it should, call us at (888) 630-5302 and we will send one of our professional technicians to diagnose and repair your appliance.

Here are things that might be causing your oven not to self-clean:

Defective door look motor and switch assembly

Frigidaire Oven Door Lock MotorDuring the oven’s self-cleaning cycle, the door switch activates the door lock motor to prevent the oven door from being opened. If the door lock motor or switch assembly is malfunctioning, the self-cleaning cycle may not start or the oven door will not unlock once the self-cleaning cycle is complete.

Faulty thermal fuse

Faulty thermal fuseThe thermal fuse is a safety feature, which shuts off power to the oven if it gets too hot. Since the self-cleaning feature depends on the oven reaching temperatures of 900°F or more, a defective thermal fuse may trip prematurely interrupting the self-cleaning cycle.

Defective oven door switch

Malfunctioning door switchThe door switch alerts the oven control that the door is closed. If the switch is defective, the self-cleaning function may fail to start.

Malfunctioning bake or broil element

Malfunctioning bake or broil elementIf the bake/broil elements are malfunctioning, they may not be able to get hot enough for the oven to self-clean. You can often determine that an element is defective by checking for any visible breaks or blistering. You can also test the element for continuity.

Faulty temperature control sensor

Frigidaire Oven Control ThermostatThe temperature control sensor/thermostat monitors the oven temperature and will shut off voltage to the elements when the selected temperature is reached. A faulty thermostat may have trouble assessing the oven temperature and prevent the oven from self-cleaning.

Malfunctioning oven control board

Frigidaire oven control boardIf your Frigidaire oven uses an electronic control board to control voltage sent to the heating elements, the board itself could be malfunctioning. In this case, it may not send voltage to the heating elements.

We have identified the most common malfunctioning parts, but there could be other ones as well. Our experienced technicians face oven problems like that on a daily basis and are able to fix all of them.

Feel free to give us a call at (888) 630-5302 and we will be happy to help you.

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