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Chimney goes up and down on Broan Elite Downdraft

The chimney on my Broan Elite downdraft Model RMD3004EX goes up and down on its own. Could this be electrical noise on the power line triggering the control board? If so what can be done to stop it?

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Hi do you mean the air is increasing and decreasing on its own

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Jenn Air Range SVD48600W (Circa 1998?)

ja_question.gif Why are the oven indicator lights flashing? Answer: When power is first supplied to the appliance, a flashing time will appear on the display.
If a flashing time appears at any other time, a power failure has occurred. Press Cancel, and reset the clock if needed.
When the oven is not in use, the display shows the time of day.
If the indicator lights keep flashing after you have tried to reset the controls, then you may need to contact service person.

This is from the Jenn-Air website.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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SOURCE: The ceramic cooktop on my

You are correct in your assessment that leaving a cracked cooktop in place could present a potential hazard. Are you sure you have the correct model number posted? I ask because I found a JED8430 model number listed at repairclinic.com with the glass top, item number 935927, listed for $215. There's also another one listed as item number 948440 for $226. The second glass top also requires 4 corner tapes (item number 696731). Of course, these prices did not include shipping. Something you may consider, though. If this is not your model number, then ignore the previous question.

Click on the following link for the step-by-step instructions I said I would offer you:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r391448-replacing_glass_cook_top

If the instructions are insufficient, please let me know. If you have any questions along the way, also let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Jenn-Air Downdraft ducting roof Rack w/flapper

Hi Snowflow,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your problem is: You are looking for a high quality roof mounted termination vent cap for 8" O.D. round ducting for your Jenn-Air downdraft Stove Top/Convection oven. The reason for the 8" ducting is that you are using insulated stove piping out of the wall of the house into a cold porch then up through the roof. You have come across a Broan Vent Cap that will accommodate 3-1/2" by 10" rectangular ducting and/or 8" O.D. round ducting. The problem with this Broan unit is it has an aluminum flapper that has no counter resistance mechanism to keep from readily flapping open and shut during weather related wind events. Is there something better out there? You found us through a Jenn-Air link. Help!

An 8" B-vent cap should work fine. Can be purchased at any plumbing supply. Just make sure you attach it with screws.

Feel free contact me again!
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Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Filters for the Kenmore Downdraft Blower

I have the manual on this model.  It says it is part#97009786 key#33. and has a phone# of 1-800-366-part(7278) to call to order. Hope this helps. My lift stop working and I am searching for answers on that.
Greg

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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