Important safety instructions, Installation and repair, Child safety – Maytag MEW5630 User Manual

Page 3: About your appliance

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The following instructions are based on safety considerations
and must be strictly followed to eliminate the potential risks
of fire, electric shock, or personal injury.

Installation and Repair

Have your appliance installed and properly grounded by
a qualified installer according to the installation instruc-

To ensure proper operation and avoid possible injury or
damage to unit do not attempt to adjust repair, service, or
replace any part of your appliance unless it is specifically
recommended in this book. All of the servicing should be
referred to a qualified installer or servicer.

To Prevent Fire or Smoke Damage

Be sure all packing materials are removed from the ap-
pliance before operating it.

Keep area around appliance clear and free from combus-
tible materials. Flammable materials should not be stored
in an oven.

Many plastics are vulnerable to heat. Keep plastics away
from parts of the appliance that may become warm or

To prevent grease fires, do not let cooking grease or other
flammable materials accumulate in or near the appliance.

Do not use the oven as a storage area for food or cooking

Many aerosol-type spray cans are EXPLOSIVE when
exposed to heat and may be flammable. Avoid their use
or storage near the oven.

In Case of Fire

Use dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher or baking
soda to smother fire or flame. Never use water on a grease

1. Turn off appliance to avoid spreading the flame.

2. NEVER pick up or move a flaming pan.

3. Smother fire or flame by closing the oven door.

Child Safety

NEVER leave children alone or unsupervised near the
appliance when it is in use or is still hot. Children should
never be allowed to sit or stand on any part of the appli-
ance as they could be injured or burned.

Children must be taught that the appliance and utensils
in it can be hot. Let hot utensils cool in a safe place, out
of reach of small children. Children should be taught
that an appliance is not a toy. Children should not be
allowed to play with controls or other parts of the unit.

CAUTION: NEVER store items of interest to children
in cabinets above an appliance. Children climbing on
the appliance or on the appliance door to reach items
could be seriously injured.

About Your Appliance

To prevent potential hazard to the
user and damage to the appliance,
never use appliance to heat or warm
a room.

Do not obstruct the flow of air by
blocking the oven vent.

RIOR SURFACES OF OVEN. Heating elements may
be hot even though they are dark in color. Interior sur-
faces of any oven become hot enough to cause burns.
During and after use, do not touch, or let clothing or
other flammable materials contact heating elements or
interior surfaces of oven until they have had sufficient
time to cool. Other surfaces of the appliance may be-
come hot enough to cause burns – among these sur-
faces are: oven vent openings and surfaces near these
openings, oven doors, windows of oven doors.

CAUTION: NEVER use an appliance as a step to reach
cabinets above. Misuse of appliance doors, such as step-
ping, leaning or sitting on the door, may result in pos-
sible tipping of the appliance, breakage of door, and
serious injuries.

Do not touch a hot oven light bulb with a damp cloth as
the bulb could break. Should the bulb break, discon-
nect power to the appliance before removing bulb to
avoid electrical shock.

A fan should be heard during some bake, convect bake,
and all broil and cleaning operations. If you do not hear
the fan, call an authorized servicer.

NEVER use aluminum foil to cover an oven rack or
oven bottom. Misuse could result in risk of electric
shock, fire, or damage to the appliance. Use foil only as
directed in this guide. Do not allow aluminum foil to
contact heating element.


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