ovens Dacor ovens Jenn Air ovens Sunray ovens Kenmore ovens Kitchen Aid ovens Whirlpool ovens Tappan ovens Frigidaire ovens The oven door gasket is made of a tough woven fiberglass material that withstands a good deal of abuse. Unless it’s torn, it probably won’t require replacement during the oven lifetime. If replacement should prove necessary, be sure to leave the specified gap across the bottom of the oven throat or door. This allows room air to enter the oven body during baking and cleaning. The oven is also vented at the top, usually under a surface unit. The oven throat outside the oven door seal should be wiped with a damp cloth prior to cleaning the oven, since it isn’t subject to the high heat of cleaning. This is usually easily done, since it isn’t sill) jetted to baking heat, either, and the foods aren’t baked on. When cleaning extremely heavy soils, some smoke may escape around the corners of the gasket and should be wiped away when the cycle is completed. Never use a commercial oven cleaner on any part of’ it self-cleaning oven, paralytic or catalytic. The oven door is adjustable by first slightly loosening the screwy which hold inner and outer oven door panels together, then carefully twisting the door to the desired position. Tighten the liner screws, being careful not to chip the oven porcelain. Hinge screws are usually adjustable tow; i it I the front or rear of the oven through the use of elongated slots. To check the oven door seal, close the door on a shim made of construction paper, about one inch wide and eight inches long. When removing the shim, a definite drag should be felt between door and gasket. Try this in several strategic locations around the door’s edge.