General cleaning – Maytag W10321012A User Manual

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How the Cycle Works

IMPORTANT: The heating and cooling of porcelain on steel in the
oven may result in discoloring, loss of gloss, hairline cracks and
popping sounds.

Before self-cleaning, make sure the door is completely closed or
the door will not lock and the self-cleaning cycle will not begin.

Once the oven has completely cooled, remove ash with a damp
cloth. To avoid breaking the glass, do not apply a cool damp
cloth to the inner door glass before it has completely cooled.

To stop the self-cleaning cycle at anytime, press the CANCEL
keypad. If the temperature is too high, the oven door will remain
locked and “cool” and “locked” will be displayed.

The oven light will not function during the self-cleaning cycle.

Electronic Oven Control with Adjustable Self-Clean
(HI - LO)

The self-cleaning cycle can be set at HI self-clean time (4 hours
30 minutes) or LO self-clean time (3 hours 30 minutes). The
suggested clean times are 3 hours 30 minutes for light soil, or
4 hours 30 minutes for heavy soil. The last 30 minutes of the
cycles is for cool down.

To Self-Clean:

1. Press SELF CLEAN to set the clean time to HI (4 hours

30 minutes).

2. Press the TEMP/TIME “+” or “-” keypads to cycle between

LO and HI clean time.

3. Press START.

The oven door will automatically lock. The CLEAN indicator
light will be displayed. The time remaining will also be

4. When the self-clean cycle is complete and the oven cools,

the CLEAN indicator light will turn off.

5. When the oven is completely cooled, remove ash with a

damp cloth.

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 stain.


Cleaning Method:

Cooktop Cleaner Part Number 31464 is recommended regularly
to help avoid scratches, pitting and abrasions and to condition
the cooktop.

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.