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Matag MER5552BAW Right from the start my oven door lets so much heat out over the top of the door that it has stained the top edge of the door kind of a carmel color from the heat. I have tryed taking the door off to see if it is on right but there seems to be only one way it does fit. I looked at other new ones just like it in the store and they all seem to fit the same. Since I can't get the heat to not do that - how can I remove the icky color from the edge? This was a brand new stove a year ago and because of this discoloring - it looks older than the 20 yr old one I got rid of!

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  • kazul Dec 25, 2007

    Thanks but I did try that solution. Its more of a discoloration from the heat than any build up of anything. I looked at the springs and the seal and they seeem to be the way they are supposed to be. The door really only feels shut tight when you use the lock for cleaning the oven but of course then you can't use the bake setting.

  • jmat Dec 31, 2007

    I have the same problem. When you use the self-cleaning feature, the heat leaving the door through the slits on the top of the door and around the top lip of the leave a thick brown residue that will not come off regardless of the type of cleaner used and the amount of scrubbing applied.



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You can try clr (calcium lime rust) remover.i would check the tension of the springs on the door hinges are set properly (if there there) or the seal on the door.merry christmas

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