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    I live in a rental so i don't have the users manual. But, I have an electric wall oven that does not have a self clean button. How the heck do i clean it? I didn't want to spray oven cleaner in there and have it get all over the heating element. And will that come off, (the cleaner off of the tube) or does the tube disconnect? There is not that much room under the heating element for my hand to be able to really clean and scrub it. I also lifted up the heating element on the stove top to clean the pan under it and now i cannot get that back in straight. I don't mind cooking with electric, but i am having one heck of a time cleaning it. So Help, please?

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    If you can find the kind/type/manufacturer of the oven you can Google it and see if you can find an operations manual on-line.

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    I've never had a self cleaning oven. Yes, you spray oven cleaner in it and then wipe it off. The instructions are on the can.

    Usually you can lift the front of the heating element up to get under it.

    Stove elements usually pull right out (but don't force it, some don't). Try pushing it in while juggling it back into place, in case you disconnected it a bit.

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    We have an electric Hotpoint stove and I hate the self-cleaning oven option. I pull out the bottom element and spray the walls and bottom with Easy Off "No Fumes". (The top element is bolted in place.) Let it set and wipe it off.

    The stove elements pull straight out. You may have to pull it in and out a few times to get it straight over the pan. Then I test it by turning that element on high to see that it's working properly.

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    Thank You all so much for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrangler71 View Post
    I've never had a self cleaning oven. Yes, you spray oven cleaner in it and then wipe it off. The instructions are on the can.

    Usually you can lift the front of the heating element up to get under it.
    Same here..........NONE of my elements come out.......in the oven or on the stove.

    I usually heat the oven up to 300 or so after cleaning.......with the fan still on------to disperse the fumes from the foam that got on the elements.........and I TRY to keep that to a minimum but it WILL STINK!

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