The most vital parts of your electric range are the wires that furnish the heat. The wires of open units are easily damaged at any time with sharep objects. Be especially careful not to touch them with any metal object when the current is on. A short circuit – electric shock – blown fuse – burnt – out coil – any or all of these may result. Four things are especially harmful to the wires of an open unit – salt, soda, soap, sugar. Be careful to keep them off the coils, there’s danger of burning out the wires.
When food spills over on the surface units, let it char. When the unit is cool, brush off particles with a non-metallic britle brush. If needed, enclosed units may then be washed off. Keep the pans beneath the surface units clean. Lift them out if they can be removed and wash them like any cooking utensil. If you can’t take them out, wipe them with a damp cloth. Keep the drip trays beneath clean – wash them every day if possible. They not only become more difficult to clean if left for a long time, but spilled foods may harm the finish and even cause some drip trays to rust.
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Refrigerator must be cleaned every two week to keep them sweet and sanitary. As soon as anything is splilled in a refrigerator, it should, of course, be wiped um immediately. To prevent rust on refrigerator trays, coat with floor wax.
If the interior is free from spots where food has been spilled, it may be washed with clear warm water in which soda has been dissolved. The use of soda or other equally mild alkali helps ti remove odors.
Keep the condenser clean with long-handled brush or vacuum cleaner attchment. Refrigerator should be placed aways from heat, with air space at back and top.
If going away for a short period, turn refrigerator to its warmest setting. If leaving for a long period, remove all food, disconnect, leave door open. When moving, special care must be taken not to jolt or vibrate the mechanism. In resetting, mechanism should be checked to see that all bolts are fastened.
If refrigerator does not work:
- Check that electrical current is coming through
- Check control switch to make sure it is on, give mechanism a minute to come through
- If mechanism runs but not refrigerate, turn off switch and allow ice melt, then start mechanism again and check.
- If mechanism seems to run too much, clean condenser with brush, check to see if too much warm food is being placed in refrigerator or too many ice cubes made, set control for colder temperature.