To turn off Sabbath mode on most oven brands, double-check the manual to see which buttons or icons you need to press and in which order. Some ovens will turn Sabbath mode off automatically after 72 hours, while others require simple steps, such as pressing the display for three seconds.
The Sabbath Mode in my oven allows me to use the appliance on specific holy days without cooking. This setting is convenient for kosher families. However, beyond the constant cry for help from my neighbor, I realized that many face a challenge to turn off Sabbath Mode once the holiday is over, especially since all models of oven function differently.
Since the instructions for turning off Sabbath Mode on each appliance differ, you’ll need to follow the steps for your particular oven.
However, I’ve put together a simple guide to help you adjust the Sabbath settings for almost any model range, making it easy to turn off your Sabbath Mode.
No matter the oven brand you’re using – whether it is GE, Whirlpool, Samsung, Maytag, Frigidaire, Amana, Wolf, KitchenAid, Kenmore, Bosch, LG, or Thermador – you’ll find the step-by-step guide in this article on how to turn off Sabbath Mode of your appliance.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a GE Oven
All GE ovens have the option to use Sabbath Mode. However, the instructions for setting and disabling Sabbath Mode vary greatly depending on your oven model.
That said, most GE ovens and ranges use a typical setting to turn off Sabbath Mode. So, check if these instructions work before searching for an owner’s manual.
The LED screen will display a backward “C” symbol if Sabbath Mode is turned on on most GE ovens.
To turn off Sabbath Mode on most GE ovens, you will need to:
- First, hold down the “Bake” and “Broil” keypads together until your LED screen says “SF.”
- Next, press the “Delay Start” keypad until your LED screen says “12 Shdn.”
- Press “Start.”
After these steps, the backward “C” should disappear, indicating that your oven is no longer in Sabbath Mode.
For a helpful guide, follow along with this YouTube video from GE:
If you have doubts or cannot get Sabbath Mode to turn off, you can use your oven’s owner’s manual for guidance.
If you don’t have your oven’s owner’s manual, don’t worry. You can find a downloadable copy of most GE oven models on the GE support website.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a Whirlpool Oven
Instructions for disabling Sabbath mode depend on whether your Whirlpool is a double or single oven. However, these are relatively simple to follow, and the instructions for all models are very similar.
Whirlpool Single Ovens
Disabling Sabbath Mode on a Whirlpool single oven is simple. All you have to do is:
- Open your oven door.
- Press the “Cancel/Off” keypad.
- Next, press the number pads “7, 8, 9, 6” in order.
- Press the “Cancel/Off” key again.
- When “Sab OFF” appears on your LED display, press “Cancel/Off” to disable sabbath mode.
- Then, close your oven door, and that’s it!
Whirlpool Double Ovens
For Whirlpool ovens with two separate compartments, you must disable each separately.
To disable Whirlpool double ovens:
- Open the door of your upper oven.
- Press the “Cancel/Off” keypad to turn off your upper oven.
- Next, press the number pads “7, 8, 9, 6” in order.
- Press the upper oven’s “Cancel/Off” key again.
- When “Sab OFF” appears on your LED display, press “Cancel/Off” for your upper oven to disable Sabbath Mode.
- Finally, close the upper oven door.
- Repeat these steps for the bottom range of Sabbath Mode is enabled.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a Samsung Oven
If you have a Samsung electric or gas oven and range, your steps for turning off Sabbath Mode will differ from those for a slide-in range.
Samsung Electric or Gas Range
These instructions will work for the following Samsung models:
Samsung ovens set in Sabbath Mode will not display the oven’s temperature on the LED screen and won’t make any sounds. They will also lock your light settings, so turn it on or off before using Sabbath Mode.
To turn off Sabbath Mode on your Samsung oven:
- Simultaneously hold down the “Timer On/Off” and the “Power” keys.
- Then, hold the keys down for three seconds until the “Sab” indicator disappears from your oven’s LED screen.
- Now, the setting is disabled, and your oven should function normally.
Samsung Slide-in Range
These instructions will work for the following Samsung models:
To turn off Sabbath Mode on a Samsung slide-in range, you will need to:
- Simultaneously hold the keys to the “Bake/Chef Bake” and “Touch to Wake Up” keys.
- Hold both keys down for 3 seconds until the “Sab” disappears from your oven’s LED display.
- You’re done!
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a Maytag Oven
If you have a Maytag oven with a touchpad display, your oven’s display screen will say “Sabbath Mode” while it is enabled.
If this is the case, press your finger on the touchscreen display for around three seconds until the standard time display appears. That’s all it takes to turn off the Sabbath Mode setting.
However, if your Maytag doesn’t have a touchscreen wish, you can find out in the Maytag Manual that turning off Sabbath Mode is still pretty easy if your Maytag doesn’t have a touchscreen. Press the “Cancel” pad on your oven, and Sabbath Mode will turn off.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a Frigidaire Oven
Frigidaire ovens with Sabbath Mode settings all have the same controls for disabling it. So, whether you have an electric, gas, or induction oven, these instructions should work for you.
To turn off Sabbath Mode on your Frigidaire oven:
- Simultaneously hold down the “Bake” and “Set Time” keypads.
- Then, hold the keys down for three seconds.
- Afterward, your range will play a tone, and “Sab” will disappear from your oven’s control display.
- That’s all you need to do to turn Sabbath Mode off.
If you need help or want to learn more about your oven’s Sabbath Mode, take a look at this helpful YouTube tutorial from Frigidaire:
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on an Amana Oven
On Amana ovens, Sabbath Mode will automatically turn off after 72 hours. However, you can still manually disable it.
To cancel Sabbath Mode on an Amana oven:
- Press the “Cancel” button to see if it will turn off Sabbath Mode (this method works on some models).
- If the “SAb” indicator is still on your LED control screen, press and hold down the “Clock” button for around five seconds.
- The “SAb” indicator will flash for five seconds, and then the standard time display will return to your oven’s control panel.
- Once your oven no longer says “SAb,” Sabbath Mode is disabled, and you can use your range as usual.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a Wolf Oven
Disabling Sabbath Mode is a breeze with a Wolf oven and range. It just takes one step to turn Sabbath Mode off.
To turn off Sabbath Mode on any model of Wolf brand oven, all you have to do is press the “Off” keypad on the oven’s control display. That’s it – you’re done!
If you are having difficulties locating this button, you can go through the Wolf oven manual.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a KitchenAid Oven
Most KitchenAid ovens have the same steps when enabling and disabling Sabbath Mode.
To turn off Sabbath Mode on your Kitchenaid oven:
- Open the oven door.
- Hold the number “6” on your oven’s controls for 6 seconds until the display screen no longer says “Sab/Sabbath.”
- Close the oven door.
If these steps don’t work, you may have an older KitchenAid oven model with different instructions. Check your oven’s user manual on the KitchenAid Service and Support website for more help and specific instructions.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a Kenmore Oven
While most Kenmore ovens use the same settings for disabling Sabbath Mode, some of them may have specific instructions that apply only to that model.
However, all Kenmore Elite ovens use the same settings, so restoring yours to its normal function should be a piece of cake.
Kenmore Elite Oven
To turn off Sabbath Mode on your Kenmore Elite Oven:
- Simultaneously press and hold down the “Cook Time” and “Delay Start” buttons on your oven.
- Hold the buttons down until you hear a beeping sound.
- You should turn off Sabbath Mode and see the regular time display on your oven’s screen.
Other Kenmore Electric and Gas Oven Ranges
On many Kenmore ovens besides the Kenmore Elite, turning off Sabbath Mode takes one simple step.
To disable Sabbath Mode, press and hold down the oven light control keypad until the oven beeps and “Sab/Sabbath” disappears from your display.
However, if you need a different option, you may need to find your user guide and manual. If you don’t know where your manual is, you can easily access your oven’s manual on the Sears Parts Direct website here.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a Bosch Oven
For most Bosch ovens, you can cancel Sabbath Mode by pressing the “Clear/Off” button. Then, your range will return to normal functions until you reactivate Sabbath Mode again.
It is important to note that if you have a Bosch double oven, you can only use one in Sabbath Mode at a time.
So, when you try to disable Sabbath Mode, you must press the “Cancel/Off” button corresponding to the oven you used during your holy day.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on an LG Oven
If you have an LG oven, the “Sb” indicator on your display will let you know if the Sabbath Mode is on. For the most part, LG oven models all use the same Sabbath Mode settings, so it should be easy to disable it on your oven.
Here’s how to disable Sabbath Mode for most LG ovens:
- Once you’re ready, press the “Settings” button on your oven and hold it down for at least three seconds.
- Once your oven’s standard time display reappears and the “Sb” indicator disappears, you will know that the Sabbath Mode setting is off.
If that doesn’t work for you, try pressing the “Clear/Off Button” and see if the “Sb” indicator clears. If not, don’t worry. You may need to find your user manual if you have an older LG oven.
If you don’t know where yours is, you can find it here at the LG Support website with a quick search using your model number.
Meanwhile, if you encounter heating problems with your LG oven, there’s more than meets the eye.
How To Turn Sabbath Mode Off on a Thermador Oven
Disabling Sabbath Mode is quick and easy with a Thermador oven. For most models, press your oven’s “Off” or “Cancel” button to clear the Sabbath setting.
Thermador double ovens only activate Sabbath Mode for one range at a time. So, if you have a double oven, press the “Off” or “Cancel” button for the still-warm oven.
What You Should Know About Sabbath Mode Before Turning Off
- The Sabbath Mode meets the needs of many Orthodox Jewish people who are not permitted to start or adjust fires on certain days of the year, including Yom Tov (Jewish holiday) and Shabbos.
- Sabbath Mode can override the 12-hour automatic shutoff pre-programmed in most ovens, leaving the oven on for 72 hours or more at a low temperature.
- Once the holiday is over, turning off sabbath mode might affect how your oven functions. For example, if your oven has a “keep warm” function that’s typically disabled in sabbath mode, turning off sabbath mode might enable that function and cause your food to overcook.
- Sabbath mode turns off the lights, sounds, and electronic displays, making warming up food possible during holy days. In addition, since electronics and labor are prohibited on certain days, Sabbath mode allows an oven to stay past the usual 12-hour limit so you can warm food throughout the day.
Does Sabbath Mode Turn Off Automatically?
Different oven brands have varying functionalities when it comes to Sabbath mode. For example, some ovens have a timed delay before the mode automatically turns off, while others require the user to exit the mode manually.
For example, In some Whirlpool, GE, and Viking ovens, Sabbath mode disables all audible tones and the display clock but leaves the oven light on. You can turn it off manually, or it will automatically end after 72 hours.
Meanwhile, in some Bosch and KitchenAid ovens, the mode is turned off manually by pressing and holding the Sabbath button for 5 seconds.
Sabbath Mode on Your Oven: Play it Safe
- While leaving your oven on overnight is possible, it is never recommended, especially if you leave it unattended.
- If your meal needs to be prepared for over 12 hours, never leave it unsupervised.
- Every oven – whether electric or gas – may be left open if you watch what you’re cooking.
- To prevent any risk or danger, turn your ovens off after any dish is ready to serve.