Jenn-Air electric burner goes to full no matter what the setting
Model JED8430BDB glass top electric downdraft cooktop. The left front burner (single burner ) goes to full heat, intermittently, no matter what the dial is set to. Is the temp control of the burner a switch function or a burner function? I'm trying to figure out which part to replace. Unit is 2 years old. I can replace both the burner and switch if necessary, but no sense in wasting money. Thank you
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I am assuming your cooktop is electric and your have a glass top, if so the burners sensor is bad and you might need to replace the burner. Again before buying anything and for me to help you, I would need a full model number. Some model have plate sensors and with no plate/pot burner cycles. Most of the time I find the sensor in the burner cant detect the heat and this ends up being a safety issue to protect the unit. All this information is based on the premise you have an electric cooktop and a glass surface.
Try going to Partselect.com to see if they have a replacement top for your stove. More than likely, they will. I purchase all my appliance parts from the site and they have yet to not have the parts I'm looking for.
1) turn off power at the breaker.
2) remove hold down screws
3) pop up cooktop out of counter top
4) remove knobs and downdraft grille
5) remove ceramic top (screws around outside and also in side grille opening)
6) unplug burners replace with new burner
This is for the glass top units. well i'm not sure if your problem is with your large or small single burner or the large expandable burner. If it's the large or small single burner replace the burner and if it the expandable also replace the burner. If you have a coil burner replace the infinite switch. Good luck hope this helps you.
the glass top replacemnt is a pretty straightfoward task, a matter of unscrewing one and repalcing it wiht anew one. after ordering new top its a matter of lookin g at eh new top to see which screws would need to be removed from old. hardest part about job will be youll need to do disconnect the downdraft from the venting ,and pull unit up from the counter inwhich it is installe.< not difficult but cumbersome and awkward to manuver. check abd verify full model and serail number and cal manufacture for correct part umber. may cast anywhere fom 200-400 dollars depending on model
I have the radiant cooktop (i.e., glass top) version of this range. I've had this same problem since I first purchased this unit. I wondered why no one answered this question, as I check back to see from time to time. I finally contacted Jenn-Air's online support. My conversation was as follows (I'm not entirely sure that the tech support knew what she was talking about, but here you go anyway):
Cidalia C: Hi, my name is Cidalia C. How may I help you? You: Hello! You: I have a question regarding my "Downdraft Radiant Cooktop" Cidalia C: Thank you for contacting Jenn-Air today with your inquiry. What is your question please? You: None of my burners can simmer-- no matter what the setting, they will boil water! You: Is there an adjustment that can be made to attenuate the heat? Cidalia C: What is the model number of your cook top please You: JED8430ADB Cidalia C:
Thank you. In looking at your burner configuration, the smallest
wattage on your unit is 1200. And, unfortunately, there is no way to
get a small wattage for your burners. We apologize for the
inconvenience. You: Yes, but the dials are supposed to prevent the full 1200 watts from reaching the burner unless it's on maximum heat, correct? Cidalia C: Yes, but the burners do not get low enough to be considered simmer burners. Cidalia C: Did you have any other questions or concerns today? You: I suppose not. Cidalia C: Thank you for contacting Jenn-Air. Have a good day!