How to Stop a Whirlpool Self-Cleaning Oven

Older and basic ovens have simple controls that you move to a position marked "Off" when you want to stop anything the oven is doing. Newer and more high-end models that do more also have more controls, and the procedure for stopping these processes isn't always obvious. Whirlpool ovens, including the self-cleaning ones, give you control over most of the oven's functions with just one key.

Step 1

Press the button or keypad area marked "CANCEL/OFF" -- or marked with a similar phrase -- to stop most processes in the oven, including the self-cleaning cycle and cooking. Some models, such as GMC275 and GMC305, may have separate controls for upper and lower ovens. On models like these, look for keys labeled for the specific oven, such as "LOWER OFF/CANCEL."

Step 2

Hit the keypad area or button marked "TIMER," "TIMER SET/OFF," "TIMER OFF" or similar, twice, in order to stop the timer on most models. Some models may have a separate "OFF" button specifically for the timer.

Step 3

Look for buttons marked "WARM ZONE OFF" or "WARM DRAWER OFF" if your oven has these features. Press these buttons to stop these processes.

Step 4

Find the "CONTROL LOCK" button and hold it for three seconds to stop the control-lock feature. Use the same procedure to turn it on again.