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AR141B Jenn-Air Cooktop - Instructions

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All Instructions for the AR141B
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6" burner on the radiant surface started smoking and burned out.

  • Customer: Johnny from Henderson NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 13 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
Remove plug in unit from stove top. Turn over and remove the 7 screws from the 4 sides only. Turn back over holding unit together manually. Remove the glass top gently and lay it aside. Remove two wires that are plugged into the old unit, remembering which belongs where. You might want to remove one at a time and connect to new unit. Place new unit in between the three guides. Make sure the other unit is aligned also. Place glass top back unto unit and replace the 7 screws. Put unit back into stove top and test. Finished in less than 15 minutes with no issues.

Element had burnt out....break in actual element

  • Customer: Garth from Cypress TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I first removed the plug in module on the left hand side. I then removed the six screws holding the tempered glass in place. Lifting straight up it then exposed the two elements. I unplugged the two wires connecting the large broken element and lifted up gently thus enablying the two loosely mounted screws to come out of their mounting bracket. I took those two screws out and put them in the new one carefully lining up the screws with the holes in the base element to the support ( this in my mind is the poorest design in an otherwise well thought out assembly ).....once satisfied it was stable, I hooked up the two wires and tested the element using a multi meter. Mine was a series 8 and I installed a series 11 so the wiring was slightly different but easy to figure out. I put the glass back on top again and installed the screws. The module was carefully slid back into place and I retested the element with power.....all was fine.

The top would not heat,large or small eye.

  • Customer: Calvin from Merced CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 9 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the bottom cover and replaced the burned contact spade. Cleaned the wires and adjust the contact holder.

cook top module would not heat.

  • Customer: Daryl from Olathe KS
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
The contact spades were burned from 10+ years of use and the cook top module was worn. I disassembled the module, taped the top to protect the creamic cook top, sanded the metal and spray painted to restore the original white finish. On the bottom half I replaced one missing pop rivet and cleaned and spray painted the bottom to restore to the original black. When the contact spades arrived, I replaced the contact spades and reassembled the module. It now works and looks like it did when it was new.

one side of cooktop did not work

  • Customer: Rebecca from Broadway NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I took out the side of the cooktop that did not work. I had to take off the bottom of the cooktop and checked where electricity was going and not going. Once I found the part that needed replacing, I went on the website, search for Jen-Air cooktops and model number. From the sketch on the website, I was able to order the part needed. I decided to get 2 in order to replace both parts at one time, just in case. The part arrived quickly and was easy to install. The most time I spent was taking the backside off the cooktop and cleaning it.

I spilled a pot of soup and shorted everything out had to replace these parts

  • Customer: William from York PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out the burners, Freed the outside rim and removed the burnerbox with the burnned out pieces removed tham and reassembled

Old Jenn--Air cook top inop. Model discontinued

  • Customer: Ronald from Avon CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Our Jenn-Air cook top is 25 years old. One can no longer order parts for this old of model. We ordered new SS burners as well as new Burner cartridge terminal blocks for a new and current model. They work perfectly. Took 10 minutes. $ 350 dollars verses $ 2600 for a new JennAir range plus instillation. Unit looks and works great. Plan to order new switches next.

brok plat

  • Customer: Rohit from Bellmawr NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
very nicely repair

burner cartridge terminal broke due to electrical shock. circuit shortage caused the problem.

  • Customer: Ge from Solon OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
dissembled the burner, remove the broken blocpk and bad spade.rewiered and assembled the burner.

No heat on one burner

  • Customer: Charles V. from East Stroudsburg PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed six screws holding glass top to metal base.Remove glass top,found coll burnout.Ordered new coil from Parts Select-8"(measure just to be sure). When repairing remove two wires connected to coil ,lift coil of spring base and remove two screws on bottom of old coil,install on new one.Do not screw them in all the way,leave a gap about 1/8". Adjust spring base by bending it up towards you,this keeps pressure on the coil to the glass top.Install new coil by placing it on the base and making sure the two screws lock into holes in spring base.Reinstall wires and glass top and your ready to go. Note:Make sure everything is correct with your new part before you start,wires,size etc. Nothing to it.

burner burnt out

  • Customer: Andrew from Weston MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Fault isolated between switch and burner by swaping out 2nd cooktop module. Removed the module assuming the whole thing would be replaced however online parts diagram show that a single burner could be replaced. Removed 6 screws securing backshell. Verified fault by physical inspection (nichrome heating element separated from from one lead, too hot a section to repair by soldering). Ordered part by matching wattage and burner size but not a part number (or even a verifiable model number). Removed burner element from two spring clips by sliding element left and right. Removed and saved two phillips head screws from the back of the old element and re-installed on new element using numbers next to holes on the underside to position them correctly. Dusty, wondered if the dust was asbestos. Changed the two connectors from the old to the new element one at a time to avoid a mistake. Aligned the heads of the two phillips head screws to keyhole of the spring clips. Positioned the glass top onto the backshell. Match the outline of the burners on the glass to ensure proper orientation. If you do it wrong, the assembled unit will not fully set into the cooktop. After positioning the glass, flip over the unit to re-insert the six screws which secure the backshell. Re-insert the burner assembly into the cooktop by aligning electrical contacts which are similar to a conventional wall outlet.
All Instructions for the AR141B
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