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Cleaning The Cooktop And Surface Burners - Frigidaire 316901311 Use & Care Manual

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Cleaning the cooktop and surface burners

• To avoid possible burns DO NOT attempt any of the
cleaning instructions provided below before turning OFF
all of the surface burners and allow them to cool.
• Any additions, changes or conversions required in order
for this appliance to satisfactorily meet the application
needs must be made by an authorized qualified Agency.
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 flame. See the
following sections for more instructions.
To clean 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.
To clean burner grates
• Clean when the grates are cool.
• Use nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad and mild abrasive
• Food soils containing acids may affect the finish. Clean
immediately after the grates are cool.
• Thoroughly dry grates immediately following cleaning.
To clean 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. See IMPORTANT notes.
• 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 firmly on top of the burner heads.
• The surface burner heads are secured to the cooktop
and must be cleaned in place on the cooktop.
• For proper flow of gas and ignition of burners — DO NOT
allow spills, food, cleaning agents or any other
material to enter the gas orifice opening.
ignition port
Fig. 1 - Cooktop burner head
To clean the surface burner heads
For proper gas flow it may be necessary to clean the burner
head and slots. To clean, first 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
illustrated. 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 Fig. 1 - center burner
not shown).
orifice port


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