Maytag Oven Self Cleaning [How To, Problems & Solutions]

Do you want to learn how to use the Maytag oven self cleaning feature or are you facing some self cleaning problems? In this article, we will cover most of the Maytag oven self clean questions you may have.

How To Use Maytag Oven Self Clean

Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to use the Maytag oven self clean feature…

Step 1: Wait for the oven to cool down completely.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 4: If there are any other accessories in the oven, take them out.

Step 5: Wipe out any loose food debris from the oven.

Step 6: Remove any pots and plates from the stove top.

Step 7: Close the oven door.

Step 8: Turn the oven on.

Step 9: Press the “Self Clean” button.

Step 10: Select how long you want the feature to run.

Step 11: Press the “Start” button. During the self clean cycle, the oven will lock. You may see some smoke and hear some sounds from the oven. Make sure to keep kids away from the oven during the self clean cycle. Once the self cleaning process is over, the oven door will still be locked, do not try opening it.

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Step 12: Once the oven has cooled down completely, open the door.

Step 13: Wipe the oven interior with a damp cloth.

Step 14: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 15: Return any other accessories to the oven.

Step 16: Close the oven door.

The video below will give you a visual of how to use the Maytag oven self clean feature.

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How Does Maytag Self Cleaning Oven Work?

The Maytag oven self clean feature works by using high temperatures to burn off dirt in the oven. When the self clean cycle starts, the oven begins to heat up. A Maytag self cleaning oven heats up to about 930 degrees F during the cycle. As the oven heats up, all the grease and bits of food on the oven walls begin to turn to ash. After the self clean cycle, the oven is still extremely hot so it stays locked till it has cooled down. Once the oven has cooled down, all you need to do is wipe out the ash.

Maytag Oven Self Clean F5 — How To Fix

This error code indicates a problem with the door lock. To fix the problem, the door lock will need to be replaced. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Maytag oven door lock…

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Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 4: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 5: Note where each wire goes on the door lock assembly. You can take a picture to make it easier.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires connected to the door lock motor assembly.

Step 7: Take out the two screws which hold the door lock motor assembly in place.

Step 8: Remove the door lock assembly from the rod and get a new one.

Step 9: Position the new door lock assembly on the oven’s rear.

Step 10: Hold the door lock assembly in place with the two screws.

Step 11: Connect the wires to the door lock assembly.

Step 12: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Also follow the steps above to replace your door lock assembly if your Maytag oven self clean won’t work.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the door lock assembly in a Maytag oven.

Maytag Self Cleaning Oven Won’t Unlock — How To Fix

If your Maytag oven won’t unlock, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Get a clothe hanger.

Step 2: Insert the hook into the gap between the stove top and oven door.

Step 3: Use the hook to pull back on the door latch.

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Step 4: As you pull back on the door latch, open the door.

After unlocking the door, you should replace the door lock motor. Read the section directly above this one to replace the door lock motor in a Maytag oven.

Maytag Oven Won’t Turn On After Self Cleaning — How To Fix

If your Maytag oven won’t turn on after self cleaning, the thermal fuse has blown. Below, we show you how to replace a Maytag oven thermal fuse…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord or switch off the circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s back panel in place.

Step 4: Lift the back panel off and set it aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the wires from the terminals of the thermal fuse.

Step 6: Take out the screw which holds the thermal fuse to the oven.

Step 7: Remove the thermal fuse.

Step 8: Get a new thermal fuse.

Step 9: Position the thermal fuse on the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 10: Connect the wires to the terminals of the thermal fuse.

Step 11: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 12: Hold the back panel in place with the screws.

Step 13: Plug the oven back in or switch the circuit breaker back on.

Step 14: Return the oven to its usual position.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the thermal fuse in a Maytag oven, watch the video below.

Maytag Oven Self Clean FAQ

How Do I Stop Maytag Oven Self Clean?

To stop the self clean feature mid process, simply press the cancel button.

Why Is My Maytag Self Cleaning Oven Locked?

After the self clean cycle, the oven door stays locked. As soon as the oven cools down, the door will unlock.

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