After doing a self cleaning mode for 3 hours, I was wiping the ash out of the bottom when I noticed the heating element is warped on the right side, it looks like it is close enough that it has burned the enamel- the size of a small pea. what caused this and is it safe to use until I get a new element.It does not lay directly on the bottom of the oven but is very close.
ANSWER Hello Bonnie,
Since I cannot see the element or the spot on the enamel, I cannot form an opinion on whether or not to use the unit. I do strongly recommend to replace the element before using the unit. I would also use a touch-up enamel to prevent the bake compartment from rusting through. The self clean touch up paint 1565226K that was recommended is now no longer available. They are saying that you can use a regular touch-up enamel 72017, but it has to be applied much more often to prevent the steel from rusting. Porcelain enamel repair liquid 72017 is a temporary repair that must be re-applied frequently and usually after heating the oven above 425 degrees. Permanent repairs to porcelain enamel surfaces require intense heat to bake the enamel to the steel surface and must be accomplished by professional services.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, January 29, 2013