General cleaning, Oven light – Maytag W10238819A User Manual

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General Cleaning

IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off and
the oven and cooktop are cool. Always follow label instructions on
cleaning products. For additional information, you can visit the
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of our website at
Soap, water and a soft cloth or sponge are suggested first unless
otherwise noted.


Food spills containing acids, such as vinegar and tomato, should
be cleaned as soon as the entire range is cool. These spills may
affect the finish.
Cleaning Method:

Glass cleaner, mild liquid cleaner or nonabrasive scrubbing
Gently clean around the model and serial number plate
because scrubbing may remove numbers.

All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31682 (not
See cover for contact information.

STAINLESS STEEL (on some models)

NOTE: To avoid damage to stainless steel surfaces, do not use
soap-filled scouring pads, abrasive cleaners, Cooktop Cleaner,
steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or abrasive paper towels.
Damage may occur to stainless steel surfaces, even with one-time
or limited use.

Cleaning Method:

Rub in direction of grain to avoid damaging.

Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish Part Number 31462:
See cover for contact information.

Liquid detergent or all-purpose cleaner:
Rinse with clean water and dry with soft, lint-free cloth.

METALLIC PAINT (on some models)

Do not use abrasive cleaners, cleaners with bleach, rust removers,
ammonia or sodium hydroxide (lye) because paint surface may

CERAMIC GLASS (on some models)

Cleaning Method:

Cooktop Cleaner Part Number 31464 is recommended regularly to
help avoid scratches, pitting and abrasions and to condition the
Cooktop Scraper Part Number WA906B is also recommended for
stubborn soils. These can be ordered as accessories. See cover for
contact information. The Cooktop Scraper uses razor blades. Store
razor blades out of the reach of children.
Do not use steel wool, abrasive powder cleansers, chlorine bleach,
rust remover or ammonia because damage may occur.

Light to moderate soil

Clean with paper towels or clean damp sponge

Sugary spills (jellies, candy, syrup)

Clean with cooktop scraper and cooktop cleaner. Scrape off
sugary spills while the cooktop is still warm. You may want to
wear oven mitts while cleaning the cooktop.

Heavy soil, dark streaks, specks and discoloration

Clean with Cooktop Cleaner or nonabrasive cleanser:

Burned-on soil

Clean with Cooktop Cleaner and Cooktop Scraper.

Metal marks from aluminum and copper

Clean with Cooktop Cleaner as soon as cooktop has cooled
down. The marks will not totally disappear, but after many
cleanings they will become less noticeable.

Tiny scratches and abrasions

Use Cooktop Cleaner for scratches. Scratches and abrasions
do not affect cooking performance, and after many cleanings
they will become less noticeable.


To avoid damage to the cooktop controls, do not use steel wool,
abrasive cleansers or oven cleaner.

To avoid damage, do not soak knobs.
When replacing knobs, make sure knobs are in the OFF position.
On some models, do not remove seals under knobs.
Cleaning Method:

Soap and water:
Pull knobs straight away from control panel to remove.


To avoid damage to the control panel, do not use abrasive
cleaners, steel-wool pads, gritty washcloths or abrasive paper
Cleaning Method:

Glass cleaner and soft cloth or sponge:
Apply glass cleaner to soft cloth or sponge, not directly on

All-Purpose Appliance Cleaner Part Number 31682 (not
See cover for contact information.


Cleaning Method:

Steel-wool pad

For racks that have discolored and are harder to slide, a light
coating of vegetable oil applied to the rack guides will help
them slide.


Check that storage drawer or warming drawer is cool and empty
before cleaning.
Cleaning Method:

Mild detergent

Oven Light

The oven light is a standard 40-watt appliance bulb. Before
replacing, make sure the oven and cooktop are cool and the
control knobs are in the off position.

To Replace:

1. Unplug range or disconnect power.

2. Turn the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven

counterclockwise to remove.

3. Turn bulb counterclockwise to remove from socket.
4. Replace bulb, then bulb cover by turning clockwise.
5. Plug in range or reconnect power.

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