Good Morning...I must replace the fan switch(bottom right range surface) and I am uncertain as to how to remove the top panel to have access to the switch. Hopefully, I do not have to remove the total unit and I will be able to access from the top. However, I do not see a screw that will allow me access. Hoping in North Carolina. Thank you!
Answer Dale, Sorry, but you will need to raise the cooktop at least a couple of inches, so you can remove the perimeter screws that hold the frame to the burner box. Most servicers would turn the power off disconnect the vent pipe from the blower, remove the knobs vent and the screws that hold the plenum to the frame,Raise the unit enough to slip a couple of 1x2 planks under the ends of the cooktop to support it, then remove the perimeter screws and lift the top off the burner box. Replace the switch and reverse the procedure.
Needing to know how to install this part. This fan switch is different from the original and I have 3 wires with 2 connectors. Please advise as to how to install this part in my model.
Answer Mark, First, you'll need to determine the L1 (black) power lead from the terminal block, and label it. Then determine the L1 (black) wire that goes from the fan switch to the down draft motor. Remove the existing fan switch an any additional wires to the switch. Attach the black wires to the terminals on the "new" switch, and install. The internal components of the new switch will control the on and off and the fan speed.
My fan switch is a 2 terminal. Which is negative & which is positive? Thanks!
Answer Hello Jenny,
On a two terminal on/off switch, it doesn't matter which is hot and which is neutral. The switch is just used to pass voltage.