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I have a Kenmore triple task electric stove but no user manual

I need to know how to use the self cleaning feature my stove has so I can clean the oven, please help

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  • Jyackle5
    Jyackle5 May 11, 2010

    need model # to help you.

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SOURCE: self cleaning oven directions

Press the self-clean button.  The panel becomes blank(---), then press the up arrow( ^ ).  The panel will appear 3:00 (indication for the duration of self-cleaning). The oven will lock on its own and start the self-cleaning.  Good luck, ya'll!

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

jackiaria
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SOURCE: I have an electric Maytag stove/oven but don't

Dear cooper1914,

There are two types of Ovens that clean themselves.
1) A Self-Cleaning Oven which usually gets locked 1st then set on Self-Clean.
2) A Continuous-Cleaning Oven which is constantly cleaning

Some people prefer the old fashion clean by hand with degreasers but I prefer Self-Clean or Continuous-Clean as there is no need for harsh potent cleaners!

If you have a Self-Cleaning or Continuous-Clean Oven Do Not Clean With Cleaners as it will ruin the flavor of your oven!

Click on the following link for more info @ http://www.essortment.com/all/cleanoven_rbad.htm

Maytag Customer Support Manuals @ http://www.maytag.com/support/manuals_literature.jsp

jackiaria
Tuesday 02-24-2009 11:13am EST (USA)

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

heatman101
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SOURCE: I have a triple task Kenmore stove with the self

Hi,
Seems like you found out the hard way what I wrote about in this tip...
Check it out it also contains some thing to try on how to unlock that oven..

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3969401-self_cleaning_oven_problem

heatman101
Asker's Testimonial " Wish I had read this first. I never would have used the self cleaning option. Thanks for the info!! " - amymrocks

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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