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JED8430 Fan Burning

Just purchased and installed a new JED8430 down draft in my kitchen island. Installation was fairly straight forward, as I was replacing an older Jenn Air downdraft.

Three wires to connect, black, white and ground and things seemed to be good. All burners work and light correctly.

When I turn the fan on, it will run for 30-60 seconds and then shut down and there is a terrible burned smell.

Any way to trouble shoot this?

Thanks in advance.

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  • crs34 Dec 30, 2007

    Figured it out. I'm not all that mechanicaly inclined. When read the wiring diagram, I saw three wires and assumed they were the black, white and ground. I missed the red wire which was still tucked in the stove. So, the problem was incorrect wiring, and my fan was overheating and the burners were only getting 110. Rewired this afternoon and all is well.

  • crs34 Dec 31, 2007

    True. If I hadn't found a sentient life form where I bought the top (Lowes) I was ready to put the old one back in and take the new one back. This guy actually pulled one of the display models out and showed me what to do and wrote some directions. He knew what he was talking about, which means he will probabaly get fired soon and that store will be back to the status quo answer of "I don't know". I have GOT to take a basic electrician and small engine repair class before I die.

  • comerfom Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same cooktop and the same problem. What did you connect the red wire to? Black? Thanks, Matt

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    down draft fan does not work

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Great love it when people do this just commom sense most of the time

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