How to Use Samsung Oven Self Clean and Troubleshoot if Faulty

Let me tell you something you don’t know about the Samsung oven self clean feature. Samsung oven comes with a self-cleaning function that makes it easy to clean your oven without stress.  Some models come with other cleaning modes such as Steam Cleaning or Descaling. Once you finish the self-clean cycle what’s left to do is clean the racks and wipe clean the exterior of your Samsung washer.

Samsung oven self clean cycle is easy to use but some issues might prevent your Samsung washing machine from performing this operation. This includes faulty door lock motor and switch assembly, damaged oven control board, faulty temperature control thermostat, and tripped thermal fuse.

Here in this article, we would briefly discuss How to self-clean Samsung ovens and how to fix Samsung oven self clean issues.

How to Self Clean Samsung Oven

Using the self-clean cycle involves heating the inside of your Samsung oven to a high temperature. The self-clean cycle is the best way to clean the interior of your Samsung oven. It’s an alternative method if you don’t wish to use the normal soap and water method. Using harsh chemicals or coarse brushes may scratch or damage the cavity finish of your oven.

Before you begin the Samsung oven self clean cycle, remove everything inside the oven together with the racks and divider. First, clean up dirt and excess spillage as the self-clean cycle should only be used for anything that is left over and you can’t clean by yourself.

Ensure you don’t use commercial oven cleaners or oven liners inside or around any part of your Samsung oven. Residue from the oven cleaners will damage the inside of the oven when you perform a self-clean cycle.

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Now to begin a self-clean cycle:

  • Select self-clean on your Samsung oven, then select start.
  • Ensure you do not select the self-clean multiple times before you eventually select start, as this will switch through the duration options.
  • You should refer to your owner’s manual as the controls are different for models with knobs or touchscreen.
  • Once the self-clean cycle starts to run, the door will lock and your Samsung oven will display a lock icon.

After your Samsung oven completes the self-clean cycle, the door will remain locked till the oven has cooled enough. The food residue in your Samsung oven will get burned off. However, you may still need to wipe off any leftover ash.

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How to Fix Samsung Oven Self Clean Issues

Should your Samsung oven self clean not function properly then you may need to do a manual check to find out the causes and seek a troubleshooting tip that is not capital intensive. Therefore, here in this part of this article, we will discuss how to fix a non-working Samsung oven self clean without mechanical or physical damage.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

The door lock switch activates the door lock motor and it prevents the oven door from being opened during the oven self-cleaning cycle. If the door lock motor and switch assembly are faulty, the oven door won’t be able to properly shut. This will prevent the self-clean cycle from starting.

To test the door lock motor and switch assembly:

  • Turn off the oven and remove the power cord from the power outlet.
  • You have to remove the back panel to locate the door lock motor and switch assembly at the back of your oven.
  • Then test its switches for continuity by using a multimeter.
  • If the multimeter fails to read then you need to replace the door lock motor and switch assembly.

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Oven Control Board

The oven control board is made up of relays that send voltage to the bake and broil circuits following the user settings and sensor input. The control board can get damaged due to overheating and won’t be able to send voltage to the heating components.

Temperature Control Thermostat

The oven thermostat controls the temperature of the oven and it also sends voltage to the heating circuit during the self-clean cycle. The oven thermostat is difficult to test, therefore it should be replaced when you discover that your Samsung oven can’t properly heat.

Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse is a safety device, it protects your Samsung oven from overheating. When the oven gets too hot, then the thermal fuse will trip off power to the oven. The thermal fuse can’t be fixed and would need to be replaced with a new one. You can test the thermal fuse for continuity using a thermostat. If it fails to read then it needs to be replaced.

Door Switch

The door switch closes the door of the oven during the self-cleaning cycle. A damaged door switch will prevent the oven door from locking properly. Without the oven door shutting properly the self-clean cycle will fail to start. To check if the door switch is damaged, you should use a multimeter to test for continuity. If the door switch fails to read, it should be replaced.

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Samsung Oven Self Clean Display Not Working

If your Samsung oven is not working or displaying, you shouldn’t panic because this is a minor issue that can easily be fixed.

Check Panel

If you just finished using your oven and you want to perform a self-clean cycle it won’t work. It will display “Hot” when your try to perform this function. Even when the oven becomes a little cooler it would still display the same thing, when you try to perform another function.

Check Control Lock

The appearance of the control lock is often displayed as a padlock icon or as a code “Loc”. Although this may vary depending on the model of your Samsung Oven. You should check your user’s manual or oven panel on how to turn off the control lock.

Switch On Circuit Breaker

Another troubleshooting step is to reset power by turning off the circuit breaker. Then wait for 30 seconds before you turn it back on.

Samsung Oven Self Clean Steam Clean

The steam clean cycle is available in some  Samsung oven models and is an alternative cleaning method to a Samsung oven self Clean cycle. Before you begin this cycle you have to first rub detergent into the residue particle so the steam can easily break it up during the cycle.

  • To begin empty your Samsung oven and remove the oven racks, divider, and other things that are inside.
  • Next, pour a cup of water into the steam clean tray but ensure not to use distilled water. You can pour it onto the bottom of the oven if your oven doesn’t have a tray.
  • Then shut the door.
  • Now select steam clean, then select start.
  • When you are done with this cycle, a certain amount of water will still be left on the bottom of the oven which will still be very hot. Allow it to cool off, then wipe it away with a sponge or soft dry cloth.

How to clean Samsung stove top

How to Clean Samsung Stove Top

A gas stove top is an appliance that we regularly use in the kitchen. It requires our attention because it requires to be cleaned often. Most women love to keep the kitchen clean and the stovetop shouldn’t be left out.

The brass parts of your burner will change color with regular use. You can clean the brass parts using a brass cleaner. You should follow these easy steps to properly clean the Samsung stove top.

  • First, remove the heads and caps.
  • Wash the burner caps and heads in hot soap water and rinse them under running water.

Use a plastic scouring pad to remove burned-on food particles.

  • Use a sewing needle or twist tie to unclog the small holes in the burner head.
  • Carefully wipe clean the burner base with a damp cloth. Ensure water does not get into the burner base. Also, make sure the burner bases are fully dry before using them.
  • After removing all the pieces, gently clean the cooktop surface with a soft damp cloth.
  • Now that all the pieces are removed, we’ll clean the cooktop surface directly using a soft, damp cloth. You can use enamel cleaners to clean the cooktop surface as they work well on most cooktops.

If your Samsung oven display is not working this could be that the panel is too hot, Loc control may be activated or the circuit breaker has tripped off. If after performing all these actions the issue is not resolved, then it can be a mechanical issue.

1 thought on “How to Use Samsung Oven Self Clean and Troubleshoot if Faulty”

  1. Great troubleshooting advice! I love the self-cleaning feature and feel more confident using it now that I have a grasp on how to troubleshoot it if any issues were to arise. Thanks!


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