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This post will teach you how to self-clean a Samsung oven. Samsung ovens are known for their dependability in design, construction, and functionality. Maintaining your oven is no longer difficult because it is fitted with self-cleaning technology that handles all the complicated stuff.
The self-clean feature makes it easy to maintain your oven in top condition. However, you should know how to use Samsung self-clean feature on your oven correctly to maintain peak performance.
Numerous folks have claimed that their convection or standard oven has a self-cleaning function they never use. They’re worried it’ll start smoking or send off the fire alarm.
Often, they don’t know how to activate it and aren’t motivated enough to get out the instructions (or look it up online). But don’t worry; we’ve included some essential guidance on how to self-clean a Samsung oven in this guide.
- Please do not allow your children or pets near the oven during a self-cleaning cycle; they can be severely burned if they come into contact with the oven’s scorching surfaces.
- Please remember that after completing a self-clean, your oven may take up to two hours to cool down. It would be best if you were cautious while touching your oven until it has cooled.
- Before cleaning your oven, always remember to switch it off and unplug it. Do not resume the self-clean cycle if you suspect it has failed! Contact an expert technician at all times.
- During a self-clean cycle, do not force the door open. This is critical because you risk damaging the automatic door locking system. If your oven has a problem or does not complete the self-cleaning procedure – for example, if you don’t allow it enough time to clean or it loses power – contact a professional immediately.
- Don’t use oven cleansers in your self-cleaning oven. Oven cleaners can leave residue in your oven, causing it to malfunction and damage the inside parts.
- Check that the exhaust pipes on the exterior of your self-cleaning oven are vented to the outside. This ensures that no pollutants escape indoors, particularly in rooms where birds live or visit. Also, ensure that areas, where birds are kept have appropriate ventilation.
Use the Self Clean Cycle
The Self Clean cycle heats the inside of your oven to an extremely high temperature, causing food residue to burn away or dissolve.
This is the most straightforward technique to clean the oven’s interior if you don’t want to use soap and water. (If you use detergent and water, avoid using toxic chemicals or rough pads/brushes that might scratch or otherwise impair the finish of the cavities.)
Remove everything specified above from your oven, including accessories like the partition (divider).
Remove as much dirt as possible. Wipe away any excess spillage. Remember that self-cleaning is only meant to be used on what remains after this stage.
Now start a Self-Clean cycle.
- Select Self Clean and press Start to get started.
- If you want to cycle through the available duration options, pick Self-Clean many times before selecting Start.
- Take note that 3 hours is sufficient for most averagely filthy ovens.
- Allow the Self-clean to run for the specified time.
- Wipe away leftover ash- Although food residue will have been burned off at the end of the period, you must consistently clear leftover ash by wiping it away (use a damp cloth).
- There are a few possible causes for the Self Clean button not working (such as the cooktop being in use). More information can be found in the Samsung troubleshooting guide.
How to Steam Clean Samsung Oven?
Steam Cleaning, also available on some models, is a less intense option for running the Self Clean cycle. Rub detergent into the residue before starting the process to help the steam break it up when dealing with heavy residue.
- Empty the oven and eliminate any oven shelves or accessories, such as a partition, before beginning a Steam Clean cycle (also called a divider).
- Fill the Steam Clean pan halfway with tap water (not distilled). If your oven lacks a tray, pour it into the bottom. Then shut the door.
- Click the Start button after selecting Steam Clean.
After this cycle, there will be a large amount of water on the bottom of the oven, and it will be quite hot. Wipe it away with a sponge or soft dry cloth once it has cooled.
Self-Cleaning VS. Steam Cleaning Samsung Oven
Self-cleaning and steam cleaning ovens save you time by cleaning your oven automatically. The critical distinctions between the two are as follows:
- Steam cleaning ovens may be cleaned in 30 minutes to an hour, whereas self-cleaning ovens can take 2 to 4 hours.
- Steam cleaning ovens do not require as much heating as self-cleaning ovens.
- Self-cleaning ovens are more effective at cleaning your oven than steam cleaning.
How to Solve Samsung Oven Self-Cleaning Issues
Suppose your Samsung oven self-cleaning function does not work correctly. In that case, you may need to perform a manual check to determine the cause and seek a non-capital-intensive troubleshooting suggestion. As a result, this section of the article will describe how to repair a non-working Samsung oven self-clean without causing mechanical or physical harm.
Switch Assembly and Door Lock Motor
The door lock switch engages the door lock motor, which keeps the oven door closed during the self-cleaning cycle. The oven door will not close correctly if the door lock motor and switch assembly malfunction. This will stop the self-clean process from the beginning.
To examine the switch assembly and door lock motor:
- Turn off the oven and detach the power cord from the power socket. Remove the back panel to access the door lock motor and switch assembly at the back of your oven.
- Then, using a multimeter, check its switches for continuity.
- If the multimeter fails to read, the door lock motor and switch assembly must be replaced.
Oven Control Board
The oven control board consists of relays that deliver voltage to the bake and broil circuits in response to user settings and sensor data. Overheating can harm the control board, rendering it unable to transmit voltage to the heating components.
Thermostat for Temperature Control
During the self-clean cycle, the oven thermostat controls the temperature and provides voltage to the heating circuit. Because the oven thermostat is difficult to verify, it should be replaced if your Samsung oven fails to heat properly.
The thermal fuse is a safety feature that prevents overheating in your Samsung oven. When the oven gets too hot, the thermal fuse trips and the oven loses power. The thermal fuse cannot be repaired and must be replaced with a new one. A thermostat can be used to test the thermal fuse for continuity. If it fails to read, it must be replaced.
During the self-cleaning cycle, the door switch closes the oven door. The oven door will not lock correctly if the door switch is damaged. The self-clean process will not begin unless the oven door is closed correctly. You should use a multimeter to test for continuity to see if the door switch is damaged. If the door switch does not read correctly, it should be changed.
How Frequently Should I Run the Self-Clean Cycle?
Run the oven when you see a deposit of burned-on filth. If you keep using a filthy oven, it will smoke and create odors when turned on. When utilizing the self-clean cycle, a dirty oven will produce other odors.
Starting a cleaning effort a few weeks before the holidays is a good idea. You may be sure that no cooked-on residue would make your kitchen smell smoky when you have guests. If something goes wrong, you’ll have time to fix it before the end-of-year festivities begin.
Is Using a Self-Cleaning Oven Safe? Is it dangerous? Will it endanger my pets?
If your oven is unclean, expect it to smoke and smell at the start of the self-cleaning cycle. You should open the kitchen windows and turn on the range hood if you have one. To avoid the fumes, it’s also a good idea to get out of the kitchen; however, we recommend doing it in another part of the home or outside in the garden.
With one exception: there may be a trace of carbon monoxide in the fumes, but not enough to create an alarm or harm you, your children, or your pets. Keep your pet bird away from the kitchen because birds are sensitive to fumes.
You may have heard that Teflon burns off during the self-cleaning cycle, however, this is incorrect. Ovens do not have Teflon or other nonstick coatings.
You’ll end up with a dirty oven and a problematic cleaning task if you enjoy cooking and frequently use your oven for everything from drippy cheesy pizzas to bubbly fruit-filled cobblers to spattering roasts.
I’d never buy an oven, especially one that costs $1,000 or more if it didn’t have a self-cleaning high-heat option.
Don’t be alarmed if you detect flare-ups, smoking, or even flaming while cleaning the oven in self-cleaning mode if it has been excessively filthy.
Smells are typical; thus, the kitchen must be adequately ventilated to keep odors related to self-cleaning at bay.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the self-cleaning cycle on a Samsung oven last?
It will take 3 hours to complete. Select Self Clean from the menu once for a 3-hour clean time, twice for a 5-hour clean time, or three times for a 2-hour clean time. The timer is set at three hours by default.
Is it safe to clean your oven when you’re at home?
Despite what you may have heard and the burning plastic smell, it is safe to use the self-clean option whether you and your family (yes, babies included) are there or not, according to Thermador.
What happens after the self-cleaning oven is finished?
Once the self-clean cycle is completed, you must wipe the oven from top to bottom with a damp microfiber towel, thoroughly cleaning all surfaces to eliminate any ashy residue. Replace the oven racks and the drawer underneath; your oven is ready to use!
How long does the smell of a self-cleaning oven last?
This self-cleaning process on your oven will typically run between 2 and 4.5 hours, depending on the amount of soil located within the stove before the Start of this cleaning.
What happens if I leave the racks in a self-cleaning oven?
Temperatures used for self-cleaning are often double or treble those used for cooking. Leaving the racks in place during self-cleaning can discolor the metal, dull the gloss, and harm the coating that allows racks to glide in and out quickly.
Does the oven switch off after self-cleaning?
When the cleaning procedure is over, the oven will switch off automatically, but you won’t be able to open it until it has cooled down to ordinary baking temperatures. With a moist towel, wipe away any ash residue.