Care & cleaning, Self-clean oven, Caution – Maytag MGR5775QDW User Manual

Page 19: Before self-cleaning

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Care & Cleaning

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Self-Clean Oven


• It is normal for parts of the range to become hot during a

self-clean cycle.

• To prevent damage to oven door, do not attempt to open

the door when LOCK is displayed.

• Avoid touching cooktop, door, window or oven vent area

during a clean cycle.

• Do not use commercial oven cleaners on the oven finish

or around any part of the oven. They will damage the
finish or parts.

The self-clean cycle uses above-normal cooking temperatures
to automatically clean the oven interior.

The oven should be cleaned regularly by wiping up spillovers
to prevent excessive smoke and flare-ups. Do not allow a
heavy build-up of soil to accumulate in the oven.

During the cleaning process, the kitchen should be well
ventilated to get rid of normal odors associated with cleaning.

Before Self-Cleaning

1. Turn off the oven light before cleaning. The light may burn

out during the clean cycle.

2. Remove all pans and oven racks from the oven. The oven

racks will discolor and may not slide easily after a self-
clean cycle if they are not removed.

3. Clean oven frame, door frame, area

outside of gasket, and around the
opening in the door gasket with a
nonabrasive cleaner such as Bon
Ami* or detergent and water. The
self-cleaning process does not
clean these areas. They should be
cleaned to prevent soil from baking on during the clean
cycle. (The gasket is the seal around the oven door and

4. To prevent damage, do not clean or rub the gasket around

the oven door. The gasket is designed to seal in heat
during the clean cycle.

5. Wipe up excess grease or spillovers from the oven bottom.

This prevents excessive smoking, flare-ups or flaming
during the clean cycle.

6. Wipe up sugary and acidic spillovers such as sweet

potatoes, tomato, or milk-based sauces. Porcelain enamel
is acid-resistant, not acid-proof. The porcelain finish may
discolor if acidic spills are not wiped up before a self-clean

To set Self-Clean:

Note: Oven temperature must be below 400° F to program
a clean cycle.

1. Close the oven door.

2. Press the Clean pad.

• CLEAN flashes in the display.

3. Press the More+ or Less- pad.

• MEd (Medium soil, 3 hours) is displayed.

If the door is not closed, beeps will sound and “door” will
display. If the door is not closed within 45 seconds, the
self-cleaning operation will be canceled and the display
will return to the time of day.

4. Press the More+ or Less- pad to scroll through

the self-cleaning settings.

HVy (Heavy Soil, 4 hours)

MEd (Medium soil, 3 hours)

LITE ( Light Soil, 2 hours)

Choosing the soil level of the oven automatically programs
the self-cleaning time.

5. After four seconds, the oven will start cleaning.

• The cleaning time will start counting down in the display.

• LOCK will appear in the display.

• CLEAN will appear in the display.

To Delay a Self-Clean Cycle:

1. Press the Clean and Timer pads.

• DELAY and 00:00 will appear in the


2. Press the More+ or Less- pad to set the

amount of time you want to delay the cycle.
Delay time can be set from ten minutes
(00:10) to 11 hours, 59 minutes (11:59).

3. Press the Clean pad.

• CLEAN will flash.

4. Press the More+ or Less- pad.

• MEd (Medium soil, 3 hours) is displayed.