Question about Maytag MER6772 Gemini Electric Kitchen Range
My Maytag Gemini electric range has drips and streaks between the glass door panels which I can't clean. It looks terrible. What can I do to clean them? The top oven looks worse than the bottom oven, but the bottom has streaks, too. Also, how do I remove black marks from the ceramic cook top?
We had an ugly spill of hot grease/water from a roast, and lots of it ran right into the vent holes on our oven door, covering various layers of glass and other parts inside the door. Yuck. Thankfully we found this site!
"fixetheoven" was certainly on the right track, but missed a key step that makes this job much, much easier. (Maybe they had a few too many sips of wine during the process?! :-)
Anyway, the key to make the job easy, and do-able by one person, is to pull the door off the hinges before starting to remove any screws! Here's how we did it:
1. Open the door about four inches or so, it will stay in place. Hold the door at the sides and lift it up, sliding it right off of the hinges! Now lay it carefully face up on a table so you have easy access to the screws, and no danger of the glass dropping out of the bottom of the door (as apparently happened to "fixedtheoven".)
2. Remove the two screws that hold the panel on one side of the door. (One screw is halfway up the side panel, the other is on the bottom edge of the door.)
3. Slide the panel off, paying close attention to how it fits into place so you can return it to its original position later!
4. Remove the two screws that hold the panel on the other side of the door, and slide that panel out as well.
5. Remove the three screws that hold the panel across the bottom edge of the door, and remove that panel.
6. Now you can slide the front glass out from under the top edge of the door.
7. Clean the front glass, the side panels, and the bottom panel, as needed.
8. There will be another layer of glass inside the door. If it needs cleaning on the underside, remove the screws from one of the metal brackets that hold the glass in place. You can then slide this piece of glass out from the metal bracket at the other side.
9. After cleaning everything, reassemble the door by reversing the above steps.
10. Lift the door by the sides and carefully slide it back into place on the hinges. Be sure it is properly in place and being held there before you let go!!
11. Now go pour that glass of wine and sip to your heart's content, while admiring how clean your oven door is!
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
My wife and I figured it out today. Once you know what to do, it's easy, and only involves removing 7 screws. (20/20 hindsight) You'll need to have an extra pair of hands holding the door together when the last screw comes out. Otherwise, the bottom edge piece can drop out of the door and the outer glass cover along with it. Just be aware. If you don't have an extra pair of hands to help, follow the progression below to make sure you can control gravity during the dismantling process. Not a big deal, just want you to avoid the same surprise we had. Tools needed: Phillips Head Screwdriver and a glass of your favorite wine.
Open the lower oven door so you can get access to the upper door screws located on the bottom edge of the door. Take a quick sip of wine. Put a folded blanket over the bottom door while it's open to protect the glass from anything that might accidentally fall. Take a quick sip of wine. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the one side screw on each side of the upper door. Then, while holding the side panel piece with one hand, remove the screw underneath with the other hand. That screw is located on the bottom edge that is directly below the screw you just took out. Do this for each side. The side panels should come off once the bottom edge screw is removed for each side. Take a quick sip of wine.
Now remove the next two of five screws from the bottom edge of the door that are located on either side of the middle screw. Take a quick sip of wine. Before removing the middle screw, make sure you have a firm grasp of the bottom edge, holding it up upward against the door handle frame. Otherwise, it will drop out on you when you remove the middle screw. Remove the middle screw. Let the bottom edge piece and the glass cover drop free from the door handle frame. Take a longer sip of wine. Clean, reassemble and enjoy the Maytag Gemini that you thought was engineered. My wife loves hers, except for this little design flaw. A simple re-engineering of the door would preclude removing 7 screws.....a hint for the engineer designing the next generation oven.
Posted on Jul 18, 2009
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