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Cleaning The Grates; Cleaning The Burner Caps; Cleaning The Burner Heads - Kenmore 790.34913 Use & Care Manual

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General Care & Cleaning
Cleaning the Cooktop and Surface Burners
To avoid possible burns DO NOT attempt
any of the cooktop cleaning instructions provided before
turning OFF all of the surface burners and allow them to
completely cool.
Any additions, changes or conversions
required in order for this appliance to satisfactorily meet the
application needs must be made by an authorized qualifi ed
Routinely clean the cooktop. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth
and wipe dry to avoid scratches.
Keeping the surface burner head ports and slots clean will
prevent improper ignition and an uneven fl ame. See the
following sections for more instructions.
Cleaning recessed and contoured areas of cooktop
If a spill occurs on or in the recessed or contoured areas,
blot up spill with an absorbent cloth. Rinse with a clean,
damp cloth and wipe dry.
Cleaning surface burner grates
• Clean only after the grates are completely cool.
• Use nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad and mild abrasive
cleanser or clean in the dishwasher.
• Food soils containing acids may aff ect the fi nish. Clean
immediately after the grates are cool.
• Thoroughly dry grates immediately following cleaning.
Cleaning burner caps
• Remove caps from burner heads after they have cooled.
• Clean heavy soils with a plastic scrubbing pad and
absorbent cloth.
• Thoroughly dry burner caps immediately following
cleaning including the bottom and inside of cap.
• Do not use abrasive cleaners. They can scratch porcelain.
• Do not clean burner caps in the dishwasher.
• Do not operate surface burners without burner caps
properly in place. Read important notes.
Ignition port
Figure 1- Cooktop regular burner head
Orifi ce port
Cleaning surface burner heads
For proper gas fl ow it may be necessary to clean the
burner head and slots. To clean, fi rst use a clean DAMP
cloth to soak up any spills. Remove any food from between
the burner slots using a small nonabrasive brush like a
toothbrush and afterwards wipe up using a damp cloth. For
stubborn soils located in the slots, use a small-gauge wire or
needle to clean.
Any spill on or around the electrode must be carefully
cleaned. Take care not to hit the electrode with any thing
hard or it could be damaged.
To clean the burner head ignition ports
Each burner head has a small ignition port located as
shown. Should you experience ignition problems it may be
that this port hole is partially blocked with soil. With the
burner head in place, use a small wire gauge needle or the
end of a paper clip to clear the ignition port (See to Fig. 1
and 2).
Important notes:
• The surface burner heads are secured to the cooktop and
must be cleaned in place on the cooktop.
• Always keep the surface burner caps in place whenever
a surface burner is in use.
• When replacing the burner caps, be sure the burner caps
are seated fi rmly on top of the burner heads.
• For proper fl ow of gas and ignition of burners DO NOT
allow spills, food, cleaning agents or any other material
to enter the gas orifi ce port opening.
Orifi ce port
Figure 2- Dual ring burner head
Ignition port
Orifi ce port