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Model number: JED8430808 There is a red glow under the glass and my knobs are melting. The metal holder that the knobs fit on are extremely hot. The stove is only 5 years old. How can this be fixed?

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SOURCE: I need metal replacement stove knobs.

My Jenn-Aire stove knobs melted and also crack at the base because they are plastic. I got new ones from Jenn-Aire after my 1 year warranty was up after arguing with them. The new ones are also cracking and melting (2 unrelated problems). I now cannot be sure the gas is off because they do not fit tight on the stem, so when you think it is turned off it really isn't. I just alerted Jenn-Aire about this serious safety/fire hazard and they are sending someone to my house to check out the stove. All I want is new knobs that aren't cheap plastic! They said they were unaware of the problem. I can't believe I am the only one this has happened to.

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Can you put a Greek coffee maker on a glass top new coker

There are essentially two types of Coffee Maker, one where the water is heated by an immersion element (where the water is heated by electricity), and a Boiling Water Coffee maker, where you heat the pot on a stove top element either by gas or electric heat.

(If you hve one of the electric immersion ones, don't do what a famous comedy showed and place the coffee pot on the HOT SURFACE of the cooker.

While the first pot of coffee might get warm, the idea is to heat the water from the inside, then have the coffee brewed by the machine after.

Is there a MODEL or NAME on the BOTTOM of the maker?

Google or search for these things first and get back to this board if that does not help.

If I understand your question (sort of) , are you asking if a Metal pot can be placed on the top of an INDUCTION type cooktop, where the special rings Induce a current of electricity into the bottom of the fry-pan or Stock-type pot to boil water or fry items in oils.

I do not know if there is any special method used in Greece to make coffee. Please provide details, if you were not having a 'glass' cooktop.

After some research, a 'Greek' coffee maker or 'Bricki', is a stainless steel or copper pot used to boil the water and grinds together without any extra filtering.

So, the Original Poster needs to determine what the pot is made from (The type of metal), and the other part is what type of cooker element is underneath the 'glass' part of the stove.

The Test is if you turn on the element, and watch it, does it glow red underneath or not?

If it glows red, then the heating elements are embedded into the glass and the stove functions similar to a regular electric range.

If the 'glass' portion is black and does not glow red without a pot on the top of it, then it is an INDUCTION element, and the Inductor NEEDS a metal pot on top to induce a magnetic field to make the bottom of the pot warm up.

Based on the Size of the Pots shown in pictures, it may be too small to function in your particular cooker. A model of the cooker would help. The label is usually on the door frame to the oven or a logo or name near the contol knobs.

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Took 2004 9-3 to the Dealer because car was vibrating and misfiring. Dealer replaced spark plugs. 01/19. Took 400 mile road trip 2 weeks later. Car was vibrating, smoking and sparks were coming out of...

I have know by experience that if you cross plug wires you can get an engine extremely hot ive seen it also seen it hot enough to get the exhaust manifolds glowing red if they havent put their hands in it and corrected the problem i would check the firing order to make sure it was correct and that they didnt cross the plug wires.

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I have a 2004 Yamaha YZ450F the other day we started it up and ran it for about 30 min. and we noticed that the exhuast pipe was red hot and melting the plastic air filter case... Any thought as to why?...


Actually your exhaust, at the head, will glow red when the bike warms up - this is normal. Melting the plastic air filter case, however, is not.

The bike is obviously running way too lean if you were riding it during the 30 minutes you mentioned in your question. If it was sitting for 30 minutes, without air circulating around the engine, your exhaust would become extremely hot possibly melting the Air Filter Case. Check to make sure you air filter is clean and your carb(s) is/are set correctly. You should have an Idle Speed adjustment knob also - check your user manual to see if there is an idle speed RPM setting and set yours to it.

Another issue that might cause your problem is the use of improper oil in the crankcase. Again, check your user manual for the correct oil type that should be used. Some oils have additives that are not good for motorcycles and can ruin wet clutches and other engine parts.

Hope this gives you enough information to go on.

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with the solder tip attached push upward on the little black knob on the tip, its spring loaded and on one side reveals a small little chamber where you can see a small flame once you turn the gas on and apply a spark/match to the little opening. keep the knob still pushed up all this time. let the fire inside keep going, if you let the knob down and the window to the chamber closes before it gets hot enough the iron wont work but if you wait for a bit with the fire inside, then right below the tip you'll start to see that area glow red, once its glowing red your good to go, you can close the chamber and the catalyst will "burn" the gas in the area and make heat instead of the fire heating the tip. once you close the chamber you're holding open with your thunmb then the fire goes out, if its hot enough you're set to go, otherwise rinse repeat.

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Our cooktop knobs for our model JGC8536 Jenn-air cooktop are made of plastic and melt if a pot gets to close. Are there any metal knobs available?

What color is your cook-top? The stainless model may have actual steel knobs.. End your model number with "s" when looking for the parts..
If you have stainless and they are still plastic "stainless look" knobs then call the manufacturer as they would be the only ones to be able to determine if there is a metal knob available for your unit.
Good luck!

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The fridge half isn't cold anymore we can't feel any cold air coming in the freezer seems to be ok

your freezer is not okay. in fact, it is the problem. take off the back wall in the freezer. more than likely you are going to find an ice ball encasing your evaporator. melt the ice with a hairdryer, careful not to melt any wires, or damage any of the evaporators thin fins. melting the ice will save you what could be a $80 dollar labor charge compared to a $120 charge JUST FOR LABOR!

your problem is (in order from most likely to not) defrost bi-metal (a.k.a. defrost thermostat or termination switch). This is 90 percent of the time your problem. the next two cover the other pieces of the pie.

defrost heater (after you melt the ice CAREFULLY off of what is the evaporator underneath, you will find either a glass tube with a coil of wire in it, or a black graphite colored rod...both have a wire on each end. you will need to specify if it is a radiant heater (glass tube one) or a calrod (greyish one) This is the problem if your unit goes into defrost (you hear nothing inside the freezer; no fans, no compressor running, nothing. this is what you should hear during defrost on a properly operating fridge. if you look under the evaporator, you will see it glowing during this time (DONT TOUCH IT, ITS HOT) if you see this glowing, it is good.

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I need metal replacement stove knobs.

I was able to find online some metal knobs that MIGHT work, but the prices ranged from $30 to 60 EACH, and I needed 5 - too costly for me!
The following 3 plastic knobs will work on your Jenn Air range, model JGR8875QDS. By "work" I mean they will fit your burner controls, operate the burners just like the factory knobs, and the markings on the knobs for "Off" "Lite" and "Hi" will be in the correct positions, similar to the factory knobs. (Exception: The last knob listed has markings somewhat different than the Jenn Air knobs.)

The following knobs do NOT look like your factory knobs - all three are made from black plastic rather than the (fake) silver metal look of the (plastic) OEM knobs. What I cannot tell you is if the following knobs will be more durable than the factory knobs - but then it's hard to imagine how they could be much worse.

-------- Burner control knobs known to work on the Jenn Air JGR8875QDS gas range --------

1. Whirlpool part number 74008850, made for some Amana gas ranges, will fit the Jenn Air. calls it part #1035119, and calls Item #PS2086316; it sells for $6-7 (USD). You can see a photo by entering the appropriate part number in the search box of either of the two websites mentioned above. The Amana knob is about a quarter-inch larger in diameter than the OEM knobs, but that does not cause any problems. Of the several knobs I tried this is the only one that tells me what it's made from - "PBT" - or polybutylene terephtalate, a thermoplastic which has a melting point of 430 degrees F and a maximum utilization temperature of 330 F.

2. Whirlpool part number 74009094, made for some Maytag gas ranges will also fit the Jenn Air. calls it #1035342, and calls it #PS2086544. It sells for about $9 on both sites. You can see it here:
Like the Amana knob, the Maytag knob is about a quarter-inch larger than the OEM Jenn Air knob.

3. A third knob worth considering is available from for $7 each. The front of the knob looks much like their OEM Replica Burner Knob 1104-B (but don't order #1104-B - it won't fit). The knob that will fit the Jenn Air is AmericanStoveParts #1214-025-B. You will have to order it by phone or email because it is not shown on their website. (As of October 2009, none of the knobs shown on will fit the Jenn Air.) 

Notice the markings on the 1214-025-B are not quite like the Jenn Air markings, with the "HI" and the "LITE" positions being reversed. Also, the 1214-025-B knob I received did not have the white dot at the "OFF" position nor the white ring around the periphery as shown in the photo of the 1104B knob. The total diameter of the the 1214-025-B is 2" - the same as the factory Jenn Air knobs.

While I don't think the front of 1214-025-B looks quite as nice as the Amana or Maytag knobs, the back of the knob appears to be much more robust than on the others. The extra plastic MAY make this one more durable. 
I have installed the Amana knobs (#1), and I will report back if it proves unsatisfactory.

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