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Soil on the bottom element is causing sparking. What should be done to resolve the problem? Can the element be cleaned once it cools?

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Yes you can clean it, once it's cooled off. You can replace it too, they are usually fairly inexpensive.

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What type of oven cleaner can be used on the ge profile self cleaning ovens.


No chemical cleaners should be used on self cleaning ovens. Scrape the heavy soil with a plastic spatula and use the self clean feature. Once chemicals are used it will not clean satisfactorily again. Sorry..... Eric

Aug 17, 2010 | GE Ovens

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Easy Clean of Non-Self Cleaning Ovens


If you don't have the Self-clean feature on your range, here's a tip for a simple way to clean without having to purchase expensive, offensive spray oven cleaners. Using a glass cup, place 1/4 cup of household ammonia in the oven. Let it sit overnight. The next day the ammonia fumes will have loosened the soil<br /> and you should be able to wipe the bottom of the oven with a paper towel and most of the soil will come right out!<br /> PLEASE BE AWARE: If you have a gas oven with a constantly burning pilot, the ammonia will evaporate and be ineffective.

on Dec 02, 2010 | Ovens

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How to CLEAN a Frigidaire Self-Cleaning Oven Step 1Use a plastic spoon to scrape...


How to CLEAN a Frigidaire Self-Cleaning Oven
Step 1Use a plastic spoon to scrape away any extra spillovers or burnt-on food from inside the oven. Remove as much of this as you can before running the self-cleaning cycle, because any spillovers left in the oven during the cleaning cycle may cause a lot of smoke.
  • Step 2Wipe off the inside of the oven with a rag dipped in soapy water. Be careful not to get any cleaning supplies on the oven door gasket or to disrupt the position of the gasket at all; having a good seal is critical to the success of the oven's self-cleaning cycle.
  • Step 3Clean any soil away from the oven frame and its door liner with a rag dipped in soapy water. Any soil left on these parts of the oven may become burned on during the self-cleaning cycle.
  • Step 4Pull the broiler pan and grid, any utensils, and any tin foil that may have been left in the oven out of it. They can't withstand the extreme temperatures the self-cleaning oven will reach. It's okay to leave the oven racks in the oven.
  • Step 5Make sure the oven door is completely closed.
  • Step 6Press the "CLEAN" button on the control pad. Use the up and down arrows to select the desired cleaning time; use 2 hours for a lightly soiled oven and 3 or 4 hours for a dirtier oven. The oven will lock itself and begin the cleaning cycle.
  • Step 7Wait for the cycle to end and the oven to cool; it will then unlock itself automatically. Don't try to open the oven door before it has unlocked itself.
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    How do I clean my oven? Model #RF354BXWD?


    Hi,

    At the bottom of this is a link to the manual, it shows details starting on page 22 of how to clean.

    Remove the racks and pans from the oven.

    1. Move the Lock Lever to the right-the Clean position.
    When the oven temperature goes above normal baking/roasting temperatures, the door cannot be opened and the Lock Lever must not be moved.

    2. Set the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to
    CLEAN.

    3. Make sure the clock and Start and Stop Times all have the correct time of day.
    4. Push in and turn the Stop Time Knob clockwise two or three
    hours. The OVEN HEATING Indicator Light will come on. l Use two hours for light soil. l Use three hours or more for moderate to heavy soil.
    NOTE: Make sure the Start Time Knob is not pushed in.

    5. After the Self-Cleaning cycle is completed and the oven has
    cooled enough, the Lock Lever can be moved back to the left.
    DO NOT FORCE the Lock Lever. Wait until it moves easily. Turn the Oven Selector and Oven Temperature Control Knob to OFF.

    6. After the oven is cool, wipe off any residue or ash with a damp cloth.
    If needed, touch up spots with a soapy steel-wool pad.


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    Jul 30, 2010 | Whirlpool Ovens

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    1984 stove, fuses located on the top of stove/ 30amp keeps blowin


    It sounds like the element has a short in it. unplug the range, and take the element out and inspect if for burn marks. check the wires going to the element to make sure they have not shorted.

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    If you have an electric oven, there is one thing that you do not want to do. It does not matter if you have a wall electric oven, a wall double electric oven, or a freestanding electric oven. If the heating element in your oven is electric you do not want to do this.

    After normal use of your oven the broiler pan, the oven racks, and the drip pans in the bottom of the oven can become soiled to the point where they will not clean properly anymore. Many people try to make the inside of their oven “look” better and give it a cleaner look by wrapping or covering these things with aluminum foil.

    While this may give the oven a good clean look it also creates a problem for you and your oven. Aluminum foil is highly conductive and will “short” the electric elements in your oven if it comes in contact with them. This short means that the electricity will flow through the element and out of it at one point in an uncontrolled manner. This will cause a surge through the element to that point, which will cause the element to fail.

    What many people also fail to realize is that the foil they wrap around these thing can move as the oven heats and cools. So even though the foil is far away from the element when you wrap it on, it can move till it comes in contact with the element and then in a moment it is too late to correct.

    It has also come to my attention that some people may use aluminum pans in the bottom of the oven to catch any spillover that may happen. In my opinion that is just as bad as the foil wrap. These pans will warp with the heating and cooling also. If you can get a pan on the bottom rack and your food on the top rack, then you are good... the aluminum cannot get to the element in anyway...

    If you have racks, pans, or other things in your oven that are too dirty and bother you…you are better off to buy new rather then take the chance on ruining your day in a flash.


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    Bottom element doesnt work in oven, but top does.


    NOPE!
    1. Broil element does not have welded-on legs and will touch the bottom of oven, overheating itself and will end up the same way your bake element did; besides, the bottom of the oven will corrode pretty quick
    2. Many ovens use both elements during bake cycle
    3. self clean cycle uses broil element
    4. The bake and broil elements typically have different mounting brackets and screw holes ate in different places
    5. you'd have to cover the hole, left after removing the broil element, and insulate the wires, which went to broil element
    6. the ends, protruding behind the mounting bracket may have different length and different connectors. you may end up shorting the wiring to the casing, which may in turn destroy the control board if there is one
    7. Bake elements usually cost only $40-$60. No jury rigging required.
    Hope this helps ;)
    Good luck!

    Mar 29, 2010 | Ovens

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    Bottom oven element sparked then quit working


    The element sometimes will continue to arc inside after it burns out. It's 220 volts jumping across the break.

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    Self cleaning oven


    If the door is sealed properly, there will not be enough oxygen to have combustion. If a fire develops, there may be a problem with the door seal. The self clean mode will raise the temperature to around 1000 degrees, causing the soil to turn into an ash.

    Jun 06, 2008 | Whirlpool Ovens

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