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Care & Cleaning; Self-Clean Oven - Maytag PER3725ACW User Manual

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Care & Cleaning

Self-Clean Oven

• It is normal for parts of the range to become hot during a
self-clean cycle.
• To prevent personal injury and damage to the oven door
do not attempt to open 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. Do not force the oven
door or lock lever open. This may result in exposure to high
temperatures and be a burn hazard.
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 broiler pan, 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.
* Brand names for cleaning products are registered trademarks of the respective manufacturers.
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. Move door lock lever right to the locked position.
3. Press the CLEAN pad.
• CLEAN flashes in the display.
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 ▲ or ▼ pad.
• CL-M (Medium Soil, 3 hours) is displayed.
5. Press the ▲ or ▼ pad to scroll through the
self-cleaning settings.
CL-H (Heavy Soil, 4 hours)
CL-M (Medium soil, 3 hours)
CL-L (Light Soil, 2 hours)
Choosing the soil level of the oven automatically programs
the self-cleaning time.
6. 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 DELAY pad.
• DELAY flashes.
• 00:00 will appear in the display.
2. Press the ▲ or ▼ 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).


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