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Cleaning The Grates; Cleaning The Burner Caps; Cleaning The Burner Heads; General Care & Cleaning - Kenmore ELITE 3231 Use And Care Manual

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General Care & Cleaning
Cleaning
the grates
The burner grates
are dishwasher
safe and may be cleaned
in the dishwasher.
Remove any excessive soils before
placing
in the
dishwasher.
IMPORTANT
• For proper
gas flow
and ignition of the burners --
DO NOT allow
spills, food,
cleaning
agents
or any other material
to enter the gas
orifice
opening.
• The ¢ooktop
is not removable.
Do not attempt
to remove
or lift the ¢ooktop.
_To
avoid
possible
burns use care when cleaning
the ¢ooktop.
DO NOT attempt
to clean the ¢ooktop
whenever
the
¢ooktop
or burner
heads are still hot.
_To
avoid
possible
burns DO NOT attempt
any of the following
cleaning
instructions
provided
before
turning
OFF all of
the surface
burners and allow them to cool.
_To
avoid
possible
burns DO NOT attempt
to operate
the surface
burners without
the burner
caps
Your appliance
is shipped
with the burner
heads and burner
caps in the correct
locations.
Before using your gas appliance
be sure to:
• Follow
installation
instructions before
operating.
• Remove all packing
tape
from cooktop
area.
Cleaning
the burner
caps
Should
you
ever
need
to remove
the burner
caps
for cleaning,
lift the burner
cap
of]: the burner
head.
Clean
heavy
soils with
an absorbent
cloth.
Rinse with
a clean,
damp
cloth
and
immediately
thoroughly
dry
including
the bottom
and
inside of the
cap. Do
not use
harsh
abrasive
cleaners.
They
can
scratch
the porcelain
on the cap.
Do
not clean
burner
caps
in dishwashen
IMPORTANT
= When
placing
the burner
caps
on the cooktop,
be sure the burner
caps
are seated
firmly
on top of burner
heads.
Improper
flame
size and
uneven
heating
may
result
when
any surface
burners
are turned
ON
and the burner
caps
are not seated
correctly
Cleaning
the burner
heads
Lift the burner
cap
from
the burner
head.
The surface
burner
heads
are secured
to the cooktop
and
must
be cleaned
in
place
(except
for the bridge
burner,
which
is removable.
See bridge
burner
assembly
section
for
proper
installation).
For proper
gas flow
it may
be necessary
to clean
the burner
heads
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
using
a damp
cloth.
For stubborn
soils located
in the slots,
use a small-gauge
wire
or needle
to clean.
Should
you
experience
ignition
problems
it may
be that
an ignition
port
hole
is partially
blocked
with
soil (see figs 1 & 2).
With
the burner
head
in place,
use a small
wire
gauge
needle
or the end of a paper
clip
to clear
the ignition
port
or ports.
Figure 1= Cooktop
regular
burner
head
13
Figure 2= Dual ring burner
head

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