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How Do I Use Self Clean Oven Feature?

My husband was our cook, and he passed away last fall. I can't find the owener's manual and can't figure out how to use the self cleaning feature on my oven. When I press "CLEAN", it beeps at me twice. I don't see a manual lock for the door. I'm not even sure it's a PER5705, but it is is a Maytag Performa, electric with a smooth rangetop (no exposed burners), stainless steel/black, with a storage drawer under the oven. Can anybody help a frustrated widow who's lost in the kitchen - with a dirty oven?? Thanks in advance.

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  • Kathy Vanchieri May 30, 2007

    I can only find one setting that says CLEAN. Thanks for trying.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I try to start oven clean get message that says door

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    The rangetop burners all of a sudden started clicking and sparking for no reason and won't stop. We turned the power off for the last 30 hours but it continues. I've used a paper clip to make sure the hole below the igintors are clean, etc. What do I do - is it something I can fix myself?



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Kathy - we just figured ours out!! Hit the clean buttton, will light up With "cl n", hit 2nd time and it will start the cleaning. Ours set for 4 hrs! Good luck!! This is for the maytag performance!

Posted on Jun 10, 2007

  • Jennifer Allen Jun 10, 2007

    Sorry, it deleted part of my solution!! Hit the clean button, then hit the "more +" button, will light up "cl n", if you hit more a second time, it will lock on the longest cleaning session...which is four hours! Our is cleaning as I type! Good Luck!!!!


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I came hear to find solution mine is still a little different. 1) Lock door, 2)Hit clean, 3) press the cook and hold button, 4)then the timer up button, and it will set itself for 4 hours. good luck.

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Look for a second dial setting with the word CLEAN also. i have to use 2 controls (mine is not Maytag, though)in order to start the clean cycle

Posted on May 29, 2007

  • Marty marty May 31, 2007

    also, the second control on mine instructs me to set the temperature on full high (500 degrees)...


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