Thread Number: 85014  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
how to clean my vintage 70s electric super fridgidaire? help!
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Post# 1094798   10/27/2020 at 12:06 by elinorw88 (Lilburn)        


Maybe a silly question, but my new oven is getting a bit dirty. My husband has spilled some food mess under the burners. I tried pulling them out to remove (like i would with my old stove) and they arent budging. Is there a trick to remove them so i can clean the drip pans?

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Post# 1094801 , Reply# 1   10/27/2020 at 12:17 by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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I beleive that the burners on this Frigidaire stove tilt up by lifting and moving them either to the left or right.  They don’t plug in and out like most modern electric burner do, they  fold up and down.  Once you tilt the burner up and over to either the left or the right you can remove the brace under the burners that holds them in place and drip pans for cleaning.



Post# 1094848 , Reply# 2   10/27/2020 at 17:53 by parunner58 (Davenport, FL)        

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Hi, just happen to see these pictures of a Frigidaire range thats for sale on Ebay. Hope this with Eddie's descriptions helps you.

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Post# 1094853 , Reply# 3   10/27/2020 at 18:08 by mom11 (Dundee, MI)        

Just admiring your beautiful stove!!! Is that the original color? It's fabulous!

Post# 1094854 , Reply# 4   10/27/2020 at 18:18 by appnut (TX)        

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Lisa, yes, that's the original color for that range. It's Poppy Red.

Post# 1094891 , Reply# 5   10/28/2020 at 08:04 by elinorw88 (Lilburn)        
thank you!

thank you to all that answered!! i was able to flip up the burners. on another note- does anyone know where to find replacement burners in case these go out at some point?

Post# 1094924 , Reply# 6   10/28/2020 at 12:10 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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ebay would be your best bet for replacement burners.  Frigidaire stopped producing the type used on your stove quite some time ago, so it's unlikely that an appliance parts retailer would have them in stock anymore.


My advice is to be careful with how you use your stove.  Don't bang pots and pans around on the burners or they're sure to become compromised or stop working altogether.  My mom's 1949 range had all but one of its original burners (I had snagged some matching extras off a junked stove) when it was passed along to its 2nd owner in 2008.  She taught us kids to leave the pot or pan sitting on the burner and to stir the contents. 

Post# 1094976 , Reply# 7   10/28/2020 at 19:02 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Care and Cleaning Of A FD Electra-Clean Range

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Hi, As pointed out the burners just pivot up and then the parts lift out for cleaning and you have access to the area below.


The burner bowels themselves can be cleaned in the Self-Cleaning-Oven, just stager them on the oven racks when running the self clean cycle.


To care for the surface elements use flat cook ware, the elements should NOT be red hot when using high heat, if more than 30% of the element turns red hot your cookware is not suitable to use on an electric range.


These elements are very durable, don't worry about banging pots on them etc and could last another 30 years with ease if treated properly, even if you use this stove a lot it is unlikely you will ever have to replace more than one of them.


John L.

Post# 1094989 , Reply# 8   10/28/2020 at 20:03 by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Out here we have a great small chain called Appliance Parts Distributors. I've been able to get replacement for my Frigidaire Compact 30 (out in the enclosed patio kitchen), no problem. Well, maybe 10 years ago. And it would not surprise me if there are aftermarket burners out there too.

Post# 1094993 , Reply# 9   10/28/2020 at 20:12 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
FD Mono-Tube Surface Elements

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ARE completely NLA, There are no generics that I have seen either, luckily we have lots of new and used ones around but they sell for as much as $100 each on Ebay etc.


I have seen regular elements used on FD ranges but they really don't fit well however the thiner elements sure work a lot better.


John L.

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