Amana Oven Self Clean [How To, Issues & Solutions]

If you want to learn how to use the self clean feature of your Amana oven, this article is for you. We will show you how to do this and fix any Amana oven self cleaning problems you may have.

How To Use Amana Oven Self Clean

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to use your Amana oven’s self clean feature…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 3: Also take out any accessories in the oven’s bottom drawer.

Step 4: If there are any pots or pans on the stove top, remove them as well.

Step 5: Open the windows in your home.

Step 6: If you have any pets, keep them in a different room from the oven as the smoke during the self clean cycle could harm them.

Step 7: Wipe out any loose food bits in the oven and on the frame.

Step 8: Shut the oven door.

Step 9: Turn the oven on and press the “Self Clean” button.

Step 10: Select how long you want the feature to run using the numbers, arrows, or “+” and “-” buttons.

Step 11: Press “Start”.

Step 12: Once the self clean cycle starts, the door will lock automatically and the oven will start to heat up. Make sure you don’t touch the oven during the self clean cycle as it will be extremely hot. At the end of the self clean cycle, there should be a beep. Do not try opening the door immediately after the self clean cycle.

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Step 13: Leave the door to cool down to room temperature.

Step 14: Once the oven has cooled down to room temperature, it should unlock automatically. Open the oven door.

Step 15: Wipe out the ash in the oven using a damp cloth.

Step 16: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 17: Return the other accessories to the oven’s bottom drawer.

Step 18: Shut the oven door.

Amana Oven Won’t Turn On After Self Cleaning — How To Fix

If your Amana oven won’t turn on after using the self clean feature, the thermal fuse has burnt out. Follow the steps below to replace the thermal fuse in your Amana oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Disconnect the oven’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Remove the oven’s lower rear panel by taking out the screws which hold it in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Set the panel aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the thermal fuse.

Step 6: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screw holding the thermal fuse to the oven’s rear.

Step 7: Remove the thermal fuse and get a new one.

Step 8: Screw the new thermal fuse to the oven’s rear.

Step 9: Connect the wires to the terminals of the thermal fuse.

Step 10: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 11: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

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Step 12: Push the oven back to the wall.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the thermal fuse in an Amana oven.

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Amana Oven Self Cleaning Door Locked — How To Fix

At the end of the self clean cycle, the oven will stay locked. Since the oven is still extremely hot, it will stay locked to prevent injury. Once the oven has cooled down completely to room temperature, the oven should unlock automatically. If the door doesn’t unlock, the lock motor is faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Amana oven lock motor…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet for safety.

Step 3: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the lower back panel in place.

Step 4: Set the panel aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires connect to the lock motor assembly.

Step 6: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the lock motor to the oven’s rear.

Step 7: Tilt the lock motor in to detach it from the rod.

Step 8: Get a new lock motor.

Step 9: Insert the rod into the lock motor.

Step 10: Position the lock motor on the oven’s rear and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.

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Step 11: Reconnect the wires to the lock motor assembly making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 12: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 14: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the lock motor in your Amana oven.

Amana Oven Self Clean Not Working — How To Fix

If your Amana oven self clean is not working, it may still be hot from previous use. Leave the oven to cool down completely then try the self clean feature again. If it still doesn’t work, the door lock motor might have failed. The oven door locks automatically once the self clean feature is selected. So, if the lock motor fails, it will prevent the oven from self cleaning.

Read the section directly above this one to replace the door lock motor. If the self clean feature still won’t work after that, read the “Amana Oven Won’t Turn On After Self Cleaning” section above to replace the thermal fuse. If that also doesn’t work, contact a technician to identify and fix the problem. You could also clean the oven manually. Read this article: How To Clean An Amana Oven [Detailed Guide] to clean your Amana self cleaning oven manually.

How Does Amana Oven Self Clean Work?

Once you select the self clean feature, the oven door locks automatically. This is to prevent the user from opening the door during the self clean cycle. The oven then starts to heat up to very high temperatures. This heats up the oven’s walls and burns all the grease and food bits to ash. At the end of the self clean cycle, the oven door stays locked till it’s completely cool. Once the oven cools down, the door unlocks, leaving you with some ash to wipe out from the oven’s interior.

Amana Oven Self Clean FAQ

How Long Does It Take An Amana Oven To Self Clean?

Depending on what you choose, this feature could run anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.

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