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Frigidaire gas cooktop use & care manual
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General Cleaning
Sealed Burner Models
To Clean the Burner Grates, Contoured Burner Pans, Burner Cap and Burner Base
The burner grates, contoured burner pans, burner caps and burner base should be routinely cleaned. Keeping the burner ports clean
will prevent improper ignition and an uneven flame. See instructions below.
To Clean the Burner Grates
Be sure burners and grates are cool before you place your hand, a pot holder,
cleaning cloths or other material on them. The cast iron burner grates can be washed
in hot soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and dry the grates with a cloth - don't put them
on the cooktop while still wet. Be sure the grates are positioned securely over the
burners.
To remove burned on food, place the grates in a covered container or plastic bag.
Add 1/4 cup ammonia and soak for 30 minutes. Wash, rinse well and dry. An
abrasive cleaner can be used for stubborn stains.
To Clean the Contoured Burner Pans
The burner pans are attached to the cooktop and are not removable. The burner pan forms a recessed well area located around
each burner unit. If spill occurs in one of the well areas, blot up spill with an absorbent cloth. Rinse with a clean, damp cloth and
wipe dry.
Burner Cap
Burner
Base
Electrode
Sealed Burner
(continued)
(some models) (continued)
To Clean the Burner Cap
Remove burner cap. Use soap-filled pad or mild abrasive cleanser to clean burner
caps. If necessary, cover stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel for
30 minutes. Rub gently with a mixture of clean water and vinegar. Wipe dry. Remove
all cleaners or the porcelain may become damaged during future heating.
To Clean the Removable Burner Base and Gas Opening (some models)
The ports (or slots) around the burner base must be routinely cleaned. Use a small-
gauge wire or needle to clean small slots or holes.
Note: If the electrode is damaged or broken, the surface burner will not light because
it will not spark. Manual lighting with a match is still possible.
For proper flow of gas and ignition of the burner - DO NOT ALLOW SPILLS, FOOD,
CLEANING AGENTS OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL TO ENTER THE GAS OPENING
Gas
Opening
TUBE. Gas must flow freely through the small hole in the brass orifice for the burners
to light properly. If the gas opening orifice becomes soiled or clogged, use a small-
gauge or needle to clean. ALWAYS keep the burner cap in place whenever a surface
burner is in use.
To Replace the Burner Base and the Burner Cap
Make sure the pieces are thoroughly dry before placing back.
1. Replace burner base and burner cap at there place. Make sure each burner cap
and burner base are properly aligned and leveled.
2. Replace the burner grate.
3. Turn the burner on to determine if it light. If the burner does not light after
cleaning, contact an authorized servicer. Do not service the sealed burner
yourself.
Burner grate can appear in different shapes.
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