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Oven display shows PYR


The Pyr symbol indicates that the pyrolytic self-cleaning function of the oven should be performed.

General notes on pyrolytic self-cleaning function:
  • Pyrolysis is a self-cleaning function of you oven at a temperature of approx. 500°C.
  • The pyrolysis self-cleaning function turns baked on food residue inside your oven turns ash, allowing you to easily wipe the residue with a damp cloth.
  • During pyrolysis, the door is locked because of the high temperatures.
  • You can chose between three different programs, each program varies in length depending on the type of soiling and oven.
The Pyr symbol will appear based on the following factors:
  • The oven's operating time.
  • The most recently used oven functions and the selected setting temperature.
  • The actual degree of soiling is not a factor. 
Before you start the pyrolysis self-cleaning function:  
  • Be sure to read the instructions for pyrolysis in your user manual. (If you do not have your user manual, refer to Where can I find the user manual for my appliance?).
  • Remove all suspension grilles and accessories from the unit.
  • Do not place any other objects, such as pans, pots or anything else in the oven. 
  • Remove all major dirt, oil and grease deposits. 
  • Clean the inside of the door with hot water to prevent the hot air from getting stuck. 


  • Do not start the pyrolysis until the door is fully closed.
  • Ensure good ventilation during and after the pyrolysis. Especially animals (especially birds) should be in a well-ventilated area during this time. Some birds and reptiles can react very sensitively to the fumes. Small animals also react during the pyrolysis to the local temperature fluctuations.
  •  In our ovens the fumes emanating from the pyrolysis are safe for people, including children and people with health problems. 
To reset Pyr on the oven's display: