If your Maytag oven is smoking when you use it for the first time or even after multiple uses, this article is for you. We will talk about the causes of this problem and what to do about them.
Maytag Oven Is Smoking First Time Use — How To Fix
When an oven is exposed to heat for the first time, the factory coatings start to burn off. As the factory coating comes of the oven will smoke and sometimes have a bad smell. So, before you use your oven to cook, it is recommended to burn-in your oven. To burn-in your oven, follow the steps below…
Step 1: Take out the racks in the oven.
Step 2: Close the door.
Step 3: Set the oven to bake at the highest temperature possible.
Step 4: Press “Start”.
Step 5: After 45 minutes, turn the oven off and wait for it to cool down.
Step 6: Once the oven is cool, wipe the interior with a damp cloth.
Step 7: Return the racks to the oven.
Step 8: Shut the door.
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Maytag Oven Is Smoking — Causes And Solutions
Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your oven is smoking and what to do about them…
1. It’s Dirty
If your oven gets dirty, it will smoke whenever it’s in use. If you don’t really have time on hand to clean your Maytag oven, you could always use the self clean feature. If you don’t know how to use the self clean feature look at this article: Maytag Oven Self Cleaning [How To, Problems & Solutions]. But if you have time on hand, it would be better to clean your oven manually. We will show you how to clean your oven with a store bought oven cleaner and with some baking soda and vinegar. To clean your oven with a store bought oven cleaner, do the following…
Step 1: Open the oven door and remove the racks.
Step 2: Put on some gloves and get the oven cleaner.
Step 3: Spray the cleaner in the oven making sure to keep your face at a distance. Also make sure not to get the cleaner on any of the heating elements.
Step 4: Leave the cleaner to sit for the time recommended on the can.
Step 5: Afterwards, wipe the oven cleaner out of the oven with paper towels. Make sure you have gloves on as you do this.
Step 6: Mix 1/3 cup vinegar with 2/3 cup water.
Step 7: Spray the mixture in the oven to rinse and get rid of any oven cleaner residue.
Step 8: Wipe the oven with a cloth.
Step 9: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 10: Shut the oven door.
The video below will show you how to clean an oven with an oven cleaner.
To clean your Maytag oven with baking soda and vinegar, do the following…
Step 1: Open the door and remove the racks.
Step 2: Pour the baking soda in a bowl and slowly add water to it to form a paste.
Step 3: Use a sponge or brush to apply the paste on the oven walls.
Step 4: Leave the paste to sit for 4 hours. If you can, leave it overnight.
Step 5: After spray some vinegar in the oven.
Step 6: Scrub the oven with a sponge and wipe with paper towels.
Step 7: Spray a mixture of vinegar and water on the oven walls to rinse.
Step 8: Wipe the oven with a cloth.
Step 9: Return the racks.
Step 10: Shut the door.
The video below will give you a visual of how to clean an oven with baking soda and vinegar.
2. Oven Cleaner Residue
The second possible reason your oven is smoking may not be because it’s dirty but because there is some residue from the oven cleaner you used to clean it earlier. If you have cleaned your oven recently with a store bought oven cleaner, this is most likely the case. To get rid of the residue, you will need to spray a mixture of vinegar and water all over the oven walls. Mix 1 part vinegar with 2 parts water and spray it in the oven. Afterwards, wipe the oven with a cloth.
3. Food Too Close To Heating Element
If your oven isn’t dirty and it doesn’t have any oven cleaner residue, the next thing you should check is that you’re not placing your food to close to the broil element. If you place your food too close to the broil element, it will cause the oven to smoke. Make sure your food is at least 3 inches away from the broil element. If your food isn’t close to the broil element and it still smokes, keep reading.
4. Failing Heating Element Or Elements
If one of the heating elements in an oven start to fail, it could start smoking. Turn your oven on and inspect both the bake and broil elements. If you see the smoke coming from one of them, it should be replaced. We will show you how to replace a Maytag oven bake element and a Maytag oven broil element. To replace the bake element in your Maytag oven, do the following…
Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord for safety and and open the oven door.
Step 2: Remove the racks from the oven to make it easier to access the bake element.
Step 3: Remove the screws holding the oven’s bottom panel with a Philips head screwdriver.
Step 4: Lift the panel out of the oven.
Step 5: Take out the screws holding the bake element in place.
Step 6: Disconnect the wires from the bake element and get a new one.
Step 7: Connect the wires to the new bake element.
Step 8: Screw the bake element into place.
Step 9: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 10: Return the oven racks and shut the door.
Step 11: Plug the oven back in.
The video below will show you how to replace a Maytag oven bake element.
Read this article: Maytag Oven Element [Problems & Solutions] to replace the broil element in your Maytag oven.