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How do you unlock a kenmore elite cooktop?
You can do this by:
Check the oven display to see whether the
screen says "LOC." When "LOC" is displayed, the oven lock is activated
and the door cannot be opened. You need to make sure it is locked so you
do not mistakenly lock the door.
Press and hold the "Stop" button on the oven control panel
until "LOC" disappears from the display. Some oven models have a button
marked "Oven Lock," which should be used instead of the "Stop" button.
Lock the oven again by pressing and holding the "Stop" or "Oven Lock" button until "LOC" appears in the display
on Jan 22, 2013
Keys on the oven are not working so I can not
Thanks for posting to Fixya I will be helping you today. You have posted that you have a Kenmore Elite 44173 electric cooktop with a problem. However, you also mention your are having trouble with the oven not working. This post maybe categorized wrong but I will try to answer you question for both a range and oven control.
Sometimes on a cooktop customers will lockout the controls on accident while cleaning. Usually there is a button on the control that you hold for 4 seconds +/- and there is a little simbol of a padlock next to it or you might have to check the owners manual.
Lastly, Ranges may also have a lock out feature that the customer must press 4 seconds too unlock. On select models controls may also be locked out by putting their oven into sabbath mode. Usually the display will indicate a "SAB" to alert that this feature has been set.
*In general the above instructions should help if your unit is locked out.
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on Dec 23, 2010
Best way to Fix Scratches on Your Radiant Smooth top Cooktop
Cooktops are in many homes and are a preferred kitchen appliance to many home owners. The Cook in the kitchen can appreciate the stylish look of a sleek radiant smooth top Cooktop . Many invest top dollar to have stainless steel appliances including the following: Refrigerator, Dishwasher and Compactor. Moreover, having a sharp looking Cooktop addition only compliments the style and design of any high end kitchen. Maintainence and care of such an essential attractive appliance such as a cooktop is important.
Here is the best way to fix scratches on your Radiant Smooth top Cooktop:
Step 1 - Prepare your Cooktop by cleaning the surface*Make sure the surface is cooled* Use a damp rag first and sweep of crumbs and food stuff. Use your favorite cleaner and rinse completely. Careful not to get moisture around knobs or switches. Dry off surface.
Step 2 -- Work on the scratch area
Run the sharp edge of a razor over the scratch around 3x and this will aid in smoothing out any raised ruff edges. Apply gentle pressure to the cooktop scratch area.
Step 3 - Apply A Cooktop Cleaner
Use a few drops of cooktop cleaner to the scratch area. Use a sponge to rub in cleaner. Use circular motions to allow scratch to absorb product. Run the razor edge over scratch again making sure not to apply to much pressure.
Step 4 -- Clean Cooktop surface again and remove cleaning product
Rise off cleaner and dry with a dry paper towel. Inspect scratch to test results. Repeat step 3 until you have desired results.
Special Note* Their are many ceramic cleaning products to choose from and many claim to be the best on the market. Be sure to choose one that has good reviews and then test the results. Special attention must be given to all radiant smooth top cooktops. Be sure to use only cookware that is recommend by the manufacturer. And be sure to clean spills as soon the cooktop is cooled to keep the appliance looking well. Deep scratches or pits cannot be removed or buffed out and may lead to a cracked cooktop.
on Dec 16, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 44173 30 in. Electric...
I have a Kenmore Elite oven I inherited with a new
For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or
RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts
I recommend both sites because ...
FixYa has no affiliation with either site - I have been using and recommending them for years - trouble free.
PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your
unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.
If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original
service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a
step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.
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on Oct 01, 2010
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