Care and cleaning, Self-clean oven, Before self-cleaning – Maytag MEW5630 User Manual
Page 13: Setting the controls for self-clean, Caution
• It is normal for parts of the wall oven to become hot
during a clean cycle. Therefore, during a clean cycle,
avoid touching the oven vent area, oven door and
The self-clean cycle uses above normal cooking temperatures
to automatically clean the entire oven interior.
It is normal for flare-ups, smoking or flaming to occur during
cleaning if the oven is heavily soiled. It is better to clean the
oven regularly rather than to wait until there is a heavy build-
up of soil in the oven.
During the cleaning process, the kitchen should be well
ventilated to help eliminate normal odors associated with
Do not use commercial oven cleaners on the self-clean oven
finish or around any part of the oven as they will damage the
finish or parts.
Turn off the oven light before cleaning as the light may burn
out during the clean cycle.
Remove broiler pan, all pans and the oven racks from the
oven. The oven racks will discolor and may not slide easily
after a self-clean cycle.
Clean oven frame, door frame
(area outside the door gasket) and
around the opening in the door
gasket with a nonabrasive clean-
ing agent such as Bon Ami or de-
tergent and water. These areas are
not exposed to cleaning tempera-
tures and should be cleaned to
prevent soil from baking on dur-
ing the clean cycle.
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.
Wipe up excess grease or spillovers from the oven bottom to
prevent excessive smoking, flare-ups or flaming during the
clean cycle. For ease of cleaning, the heating element can be
lifted slightly (1 to 1
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Wipe up sugary and acid spillovers such as sweet pota-
toes, tomato or milk-based sauces. Porcelain enamel is
acid resistant, not acid proof. The porcelain finish may
discolor if acid spills are not wiped up prior to a self-
Setting the Controls for Self-Clean
1. Close oven door.
2. Press CLEAN pad.
“- - : - -” will light in the display.
CLEAN will flash in the display. LOCK indicator
word will appear.
Door cannot be opened when LOCK is displayed.
If door is not closed or locked, beeps will sound and
“door” will flash in the display.
pad to select clean time or change
Oven is preset to clean for 3 hours. Or,
Select 2 hours for light soil up to 4 hours for heavy
4. When the oven turns on the clean symbol will light in
5. About one hour after the clean cycle ends, the LOCK
indicator word will turn off. The oven door can be
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3 5 0
3 5 0
COOK STOP TIMER CLEAN ROAST
LOCK IS STILL ENGAGED.
DOOR CANNOT BE
OPENED UNTIL LOCK IS
NO LONGER DISPLAYED.
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COOK STOP TIMER
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