Question about Jenn-Air JEC0530A Electric Cooktop
Model JEC0530ADS - has a cooling fan I assume for the electronics; when an element is turned on the fan activates, but has a loud rotational rattling noise instead of an normal whirring noise; a Whirpool tech replaced the fan 3 times-same problem - rattling just varies slightly with each unit; whrilpool changed the whole cooktop but noise is worsewith new unit; when fan is unscrewed from unit but left electrically connected & held by hand it sounds like a normal small fan - when reconnected the rattling begins again; I wonder if isolating the fan from the cooktop with soft rubber washers at the 4 connecting feet will eliminate the bothersome noise. Any other ideas - the Whirlpool techs are stumped.
It appears the Jenn-AIR is the only cooktop on the market which as a cooling fan - I wonder if disconnecting the fan will actually harm the electronics. I have thoroughly examined the underside for excessive heat with all burners on high yet there is absolutely minimal heat on the underside.
Hope you can help.
I am surprised Whirlpool would put someting as noisy as this on the market
Do not disconnect the fan - there is too much heat produced to keep cool on its own.
It is designed under extreme conditions (all 4 burners going) and in an ambient temp. of 90-100degrees.
While it probably wouldnt hurt to be disconnected if you only use it occasionally like this... it will void warranty and may cause problems down the line - ie. premature component failure.
The problem is the fan mount is being over torqued on re-assembly.
Using small rubber washers or cut up pieces from a rubber dishwashing glove is all thats needed to rectify the problem.
When re-assembling - do not TIGHTEN the fan down... run the scerws in finger tight only. barely tight.
Another option is to use a small dremel bit and grind down the fan blades 1/16" to make the tolerance bigger between the shroud and blades.
The rubber option will keep the mount from torquing and solve your problem.
Remember - finger tight only!
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