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Why Is my cooktop tripping the breaker?

Jenn Air CVE3400. A couple of months ago we returned home to find that the breaker for the unit had tripped. I removed the cook top and found the dual burner control had fried. Replaced the control, problem solved. Now it has happened again. This time there is no obvious damage to any part or wiring. I disconnected the new control and still have a problem. Neither time was the unit in use.

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  • Dave May 01, 2016

    Turned out my Jenn Air blower switch shorted out. The switch was discontinued. Found a rectangular swich that fit into what was an oval hole. Then unstuck the relay.

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My blower switch shorted out. Could smell the plastic once removed. Liquids dripped into contacts during cleaning. Switch replacement obsolete. Found switch @ Ace. Made modifucation to panel to accept rectangular switch.

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Check wiring connections from at the electrical box and the stove's connection to, also connections between the connection cord and the cook tops connection box. Somewhere along the line you have a short to the bare copper ground wire. It could even be in the breaker box itself. You may want to call an electrician.

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    Robt Mar 29, 2015

    Yeah, did all that. The problem occurs only when the unit is connected, not "on", just connected. If it were in the line side wiring, that wouldn't matter. Thanks, guess I'll pull it back out and try disconnecting 1 controller at a time and see where that leads.

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