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How do I disable the downdraft on a Jen-Air JGD8130? I purchased a replacement cartridge for the grill and the downdraft fan comes on automatically when either of the left 2 burners are turned on. This is horrible since it sucks the flames to the left and takes forever to cook. I believe there is wiring in the left 2 knobs that need to be disabled. Please advise of the steps to allow me to cook with 4 burners so I can manually turn on fan when needed.

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bibman: Sounds like the control switch or possible loose wiring. Take the element out and test the slots for voltage. You should get 220 Volts when on high.


DMA Jennair The fan motor is bad and needs to be replaced.

I suggest a new cooktop as THIS IS THE WORST DESIGNED COOKTOP I HAVE EVER USED. Not enough power, very hard to clean,

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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Yes. Buy a burner module. Sears sells them also most appliance part stores. (I am assuming you have the model with 2 knobs on the grill side) The electric version of burner modules is around $100 Gas should be similar price.

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