I got call for an burnt electrical smell in the kitchen

ApplianceJenn-Air Range


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

AEDGARD From Camino, CA

Apr 27, 2008

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

The downdraft fan was not running, and there was a terrible smell. I jiggled the rocker switch and the fan ran again, then another arc and the breaker popped, so there was no more power to the unit. I opened the panel under the stove to get at the schematic to get a partnumber. Then I opened the switch cluster using a screwdriver,revealing a black burnt switch, I pulled the terminals off with a plier, then used the nut driver to remove the switch. I ordered a new switch but had to settle for a Maytag. This switch looked close enough to the original. When I got the new part I only had to file the mounting holes a little bit. Switch went in nice and terminals back, closed the cluster, braker back on, and voila the rocker switch turns the fan on/off again. What took me some time was to get the crud out that had seeped into the switch cluster. Submitted by Aedgard de Boer

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rocker Switch (Now subbed to Fan Switch Kit - Light Gray)

Part Number: PS2002869

No Longer Available