Is there any way to reduce the heat on the SIMMER BURNER?? Even when set to LO , the heat produced is way too hot and can't get a true simmer (have tried different pots and still boils too hard). Our cooktop was installed and converted for use with LP Gas by the Maytag installer. If it is possible to adjust the heat produced - is it a do-it-yourself job, or does it require a gas professional?
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Good Afternoon Judy, thanks for your post!
From what you have described the burner on your Frigidaire cooktop will not shut down and continues to run in simmer mode. I would suggest performing a reset on your cooktop and you can do that by disconnecting power from your cooktop for at least ten minutes. If that does not help alleviate your situation you may need to have a burner switch or control panel replaced and that is not a simple DIY job. If any electrical components need to be replaced I would recommend contacting a professional technician for proper repairs to be completed. This will help you avoid any unnecessary part purchases. I hope this information is helpful. -OOS
I'm dealing with this same problem. This cooktop has a dedicated simmer burner which is the only thing going on the lowest setting. This simmer burner seems to be how the igniter senses that it can stop. If it doesn't light, the igniter keeps clicking. Usually cleaning the burner will solve this. You may need to unscrew the nut holding the lower piece of the burner in place in order to clean it up. Good luck!
I am not sure of this Model but most of the Gas Rail Cocks ( Taps) when you remove the knob you will find either a small hole drilled into the spindle This would be the Low Burner (simmer Rate) Adjustment there would be a small screwdriver requiredto do this , if its not there ,then there is usually a small screw on the side of the tap under the Knob Hope this will help you
one way is the orfice that goes inside the burner.some have a little screwin the knob shaft to ajust.if no screw its the orficc.theres a tech sheet that will give you more detail about that on that stove.bottem drawer area or back.also so ranges have orfices on them in the back also.God bless,tom
Lowly what the potentior does is turn on the burner control system. When you turn on a normal burner you are opening a gas valve and closing a switch to generate a spark. Thus gas flow to the burner and spark. On the extra low simmer burner there is a electric solenoid between the burner head and the gas valve. this has to open as well for gas to flow. What the potentior does is signal the simmer control what level of flame you are requesting and telling the spark module to generate a spark. Once you go to the exlow setting the potentior tells the simmer control what level of heat and will cycle the flame on and off. So when the burner knob was between low and extra low, the flame would cycle on and off. You have to seperate the top section of the cooktop from the burner box to change the potentior for it sits on top of the gas valve for that burner.
lowly is it the left burners that won't lite? I only ask as depending on the model some of the Thermador cook tops had simmer control burners. This is a 3 part system on the burners. 1 a simmer control, 2 electric solenoid, 3 potentiors. When you turn on the burner the potentior tells the simmer control to send power to the gas solenoid. At the same time the unit will spark. If your unit has extra low on the left 2 burners then you have this system. The usual problem in the potentior. Hope this helps.
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!