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GE JKP13 Use And Care Manual: Care And Cleaning

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OPERATING THE SELF-CLEANING OVEN
Questions and Answers
Q. If my oven clock is not set to the correct time
of day, can I still self-clean my oven?
A. If the clock is not set to the correct time of day
you will not be able to set a delay clean to end
at a specific time.
Q. Can I use commercial oven cleaners on any
part of my self-cleaning oven?
A. No cleaners or coatings should be used around
any part of this oven. If you do use them and do
not thoroughly rinse the oven with water, wiping it
absolutely clean afterward, the residue can scar
the oven surface and damage metal parts the next
time the oven is automatically cleaned.
Q. What should I do if excessive smoking occurs
during cleaning?
A. This is caused by excessive soil. Turn the oven off.
Open the windows to rid the room of smoke. Wait
until the oven has cooled and the word "LOCK" is
off in the display. Wipe up the excess soil and reset
the clean cycle.
Q. Is the "crackling" or "popping" sound I hear
during cleaning normal?
A. Yes. This is the sound of the metal heating
and cooling during both the cooking and
cleaning functions.
Proper care and cleaning are important so your oven
will give you efficient and satisfactory service. Follow
these directions carefully in caring for your oven to
assure safe and proper maintenance.
Oven Heating Elements
Do not clean the bake element or the broil element.
Any soil will burn off when the elements are heated.
The bake element can be lifted gently to clean the
oven floor. If spillovers, residue or ash accumulate
around the bake element gently wipe around the
element with warm water.
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CARE AND CLEANING

Q. Should there be any odor during the cleaning?
A. Yes, there will be an odor during the first
few cleanings. Failure to wipe out excessive soil
might also cause a strong odor when cleaning.
Q. What causes the hair-like lines on the enameled
surface of my oven?
A. This is a normal condition, resulting from
heating and cooling during cleaning. These lines
do not affect how your oven performs.
Q. Why do I have ash left in my oven after cleaning?
A. Some types of soil will leave a deposit which is ash.
It can be removed with a damp sponge or cloth.
Q. My oven shelves do not slide easily. What is
the matter?
A. After many cleanings, the oven shelves will lose
their luster and become hard to slide. To make the
shelves slide more easily, wipe the shelf supports
with cooking oil.
Q. My oven shelves have become gray after the
self-clean cycle. Is this normal?
A. Yes. After the self-clean cycle, the shelves will
lose some luster and discolor to a deep gray color.
BE SURE ELECTRICAL POWER 1S OFF
BEFORE CLEANING ANY PART OF THE
OVEN.
.
Broil Element
Bake Element

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