Question about Jenn-Air JGR8850 Gas Kitchen Range
Short in two switches (supposedly) so blows all electricity. Estimated at $320 to fix (installing 2 new switches). Is it worth it? New cooktops are twice if not more the price. My cooktop is 4 ceramic flattop burners
"Breaker tripped and all power blew when stove not in use. Can't turn breaker back on. Repairman thinks it is two switches since the wouldn't turn on. He fixed them so they didn't stick - but still tripper blew but at least not all the electricity."
Oban, This does NOT sound like a cook top issue --> "blew when stove not in use", "Repairman thinks it is two switches" (I assume you mean the breakers),
I could go on and on.... but what I've seen with these is improper connection at the junction box. In other words, whoever wired it up, screwed it up. Look at #4 in this diagram. The problem is happening here.
"He fixed them so they didn't stick"....Oban... the reason a breaker is there is to trip when there is a short circuit. It is most definitely NOT there to be bypassed! You may consider RE-considering your choice of electricians.
Go outside and kill the breaker. Then open up the junction box (you have to open the doors below the cook top). When you remove the cover of thew J-Box, I'll bet you see burn marks (if not melted plastic).
Check it out.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
Posted on simular case the switches list for $35 on jenn air sight for the do it yourselfer. To replace them at that price and have two more and four burners that could possibly fail then it's a tough call wether it's worth it or not,< to me I would just fix it and save money> but we aren't all created equaly in repairing things I've found. Would suggest as did in other case if you replace it, try to sell it < someone who can fix it will give you something and not a total loss> just an idea to help out.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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