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Old 03-07-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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Jenn-aire fan quit due to circuit breaker off then on


I have an electric Jenn-aire oven/range. Recently I decided to map where the electric circuits went in my house. I turned off everything I thought, but the range fan was running. I turned off the circuit breaker for the range and when I turned it back on the fan made a terrible noise. I turned the fan off, continued mapping the house.
When I turned all the breakers back on then the range fan, fan wouldn't turn on.
Have I killed the fan or is there some fuse or something in the range?
I don't want a repairman replacing the fan if it is just a fuse.


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We have an older downdraft range and there are no fuses in it.

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"We have an older downdraft range and there are no fuses in it."

Thanks, so I guess it means $$$$$ The self cleaning thing burnt out a long time ago. Time to get it all fixed I guess.
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Do you possible have a "convection" oven? IF so, then you will have a separate fan for the convection cooking which runs after the oven if turned OFF for way too long-as me how I know on my Jenn-Aire. The GF loves the convection oven, I hate that the fan will be running long after we have eaten. I go looking for a way to shut the downdraft fan off, and it's not running. So maybe, you got the convection fan to turn off using the breaker. The noise? Could have been the downdraft fan stopping and the bushings (it does not have bearings) are dry enough that it squeals when it stops. Needs to be check anyway, huh? David
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:45 PM   #5
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It is the downdraft fan that screeched and quilt.
The convection fan is still working as far as I know. Yes, it works.

Isn't turning off then on a circuit breaker about the same as a power failure?

SUre glad the magnetic induction range was turned off.

I think fans turn off when I turn off oven. Yes, I'm sure I would have heard the fans if they stayed on.


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Update on the exhaust fan. I would forget that it didn't work and would turn it on and nothing happened so I'd turn it off.
One day I turned it on and was concentrating on something else and didn't turn it off. After about 5 minutes I heard a sound behind me like a dump truck going over a cat's tail. After my feet landed back on the floor I lunged for the off button but I hesitated and the fan started working..quietly. It has worked ever since.

Go figure!!

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a dump truck going over a cat's tail.
You certainly have a way with words

If it's old I'd say the fan motor bearings are dying.
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Thanks, so do I fix it now or wait for it to die? More expensive if I wait or the same??
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Thanks, so do I fix it now or wait for it to die? More expensive if I wait or the same??
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No penalty for waiting that I know of except for very loud noises on shutdown.

You can check it.
You should not be able to visibly wiggle the fan blade shaft at right angles to its axis, that is, sideways.
A bad bearing will make a clunking noise with this test and you will be able to see the movement.

The price for just the part will probably put you on the repair/replace fence. A shop that services motors may be able to help you, though. The electrical part of this motor is probably OK.


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