When you have an oil range service by Alemco, you can relax in knowing that a full, thorough service will take place. Below we have provided some good information on our process and what to expect. We can also carry out relocations and new installations, as well as some good tips on how to keep your range clean while using it.
Once you become a customer with ALEMCO we will contact you when your range becomes due for a service to arrange a mutually convenient time for a trained engineer to call.
In the event of a breakdown we will endeavour to have an engineer with you as quickly as possible. We carry a varied stock of spares and in most cases are able to carry out on-site repairs.
We ask that the Range is turned off the evening before we are due to service you appliance.
Working with any range can be a messy job, ALEMCO take great care when carrying out work to keep the mess to a minimum and we will ensure that everything is cleaned up before we leave.
- Isolate electrical supply and oil supply
- Remove service hatch and check seals
- Remove burner pot from housing
- Remove clean and inspect shells and hob
- Remove and inspect wicks
- Clean high level chamber and flue ways
- Clean low level combustion chamber
- Remove oil inlet pipe and check for any obstructions
- Clean burner pot and oil ways
- Clean, clear and decarbonise inlet aperture and well
- Reinstate oil inlet pipe, and wicks (a new set every 12 months)
- Replace shells in correct orientation
- Replace or clean oil filters
- Check, clean and inspect Oil Control Valve
- Check and inspect remote fire valves
- Refit burner pot and hob
- Reinstate electrical supply and oil supply
- Open Oil Control Valve
- Allow approximately 15 minutes for well, oil ways and wicks to fill
- Preheat flue if necessary
- Ignite wicks and close lighting aperture
- Check room ventilation
- Inspect oil tank
- Check oil line integrity
- Check flame picture and shell colour
- Check flue draft
The following shows the installation process:
- The cast iron ovens and hotplate help to keep themselves clean by carbonising cooking spills and splashes, when they are up to full temperature. Just brush off the carbon dust. For stubborn stains don’t be afraid to use a wire brush on the plain cast iron components
- Splashes and spills on the vitreous enamel should be wiped away as soon as possible, using a damp (not wet) soft cloth. You can also use an enamel cleaner such as ‘Astonish’ but any product must carry the V.E.D.C approval mark specifically for use on vitreous enamel. Never use a cold, wet cloth or anything caustic on the enamel
- If spills have become burned on to the enamel use a soap filled pad, but not too coarse, so as to avoid scratching the enamel
- Likewise the inner door linings, lid linings and steel ovens can be cleaned with a soap filled pad and cream cleanser
- The doors may be carefully lifted off to make cleaning easier, but don’t get them mixed up or immerse in water
- Chrome or polished areas should be cleaned with a damp soapy cloth, followed by a wet cloth, finished by polishing with a clean, dry cloth
- Any spillage of milk or fruit juices on the enamel surfaces must be wiped up straight away, to prevent permanent damage
- If liquids boil over or drip down around the hotplate, don’t worry. They will be absorbed by the rope seals and will quickly evaporate
- Some components such as the hand-rail brackets and cooker side panels are powder coated (a paint process) and nothing abrasive should be used on them even ‘Astonish’
- If fluff or dust builds up around the burner door and its controls or the flue chamber area, this can be safely brushed away. A vacuum cleaner may also be used, providing the appliance is not alight
- Range Chrome Cleaner
- Range Enamel Cleaner
- Range Enamel Rubber
- Range E-Cloth
- Range E-Cloth Mitt
- Range Hot Plate Brush
- Top Plate Scraper
This provides an attractive, yet extremely durable finish, which is easy to keep clean. Inevitably, over many years of use, small accidental chips may occur and these can easily be repaired by the use of special repair kits, which should be available from your Rayburn Stockist.
Ordinary gloss or enamel paints are unsuitable as they are generally not resistant to heat, grease or acid from food spills and are unlikely to adhere to the cast iron surface. Light scratched areas can be improved by cleaning, then polishing with a beeswax polish to fill the scratches.
If larger areas become damaged or if you wish to make a colour change, it may be best to renew the components concerned. Check availability with your Stockist.
The range / boiler cooker side-panels are powder coated (painted), not enamelled, and can rarely be satisfactorily repaired on site. If damaged or corroded they should be renewed.
Oil Range Brands
These are the brands of oil-fired ranges we have experience of installing and servicing: