We have a Jenn Air Electric Range. After cooking dinner I turned fan off
immediately as cannot stand the noise.
In the morning my partner heard fan running. It would not switch off so he
I know I turned the switch off. How could it start up on its own.
Do you know if it is an *electronic* switch? Or, a mechanical one?
[Hint: if it is a sexxy "touch activated" thing, it is electronic;
if it has some heavy *feel* to it -- like an old fashioned light
switch -- it is mechanical. More or less.]
An electronic switch isn't really controlling anything. Instead,
it simply CONVEYS YOUR WISHES to something else (controller) that
actually does the switching. So, if that "something" decides,
rightly or wrongly, to turn the fan on (perhaps because it senses
the range is still hot and it wants to cool it?), then it can.
A mechanical switch can't (usually) flip from the off POSITION
to the on POSITION without some external force activating it.
What appears to be a mechanical switch may just be a controller input
too. The controller can do what it wants, regardless of the switch
position. This is like the "power" switches on most electronic equipment.
Of course! But, the trend seems to be for sexxy/flat/touch contrtols,
nowadays. In that case, almost definitely NOT actually controlling the
Mechanical switches cost a bit more. And, you'd not include a "hefty"
switch (like a toggle) if you just wanted to signal a controller
(a mechanical pushbutton would be more in line)
I had a real old Jenn Air downdraft electric range and some of the
heating coils would spontaneously come on with the controller
switch/dial was in the OFF position. Turns out some liquid (water,
cleaning spray, and/or boil-over)) had gotten under the dial and down
into the switch and shorted it out.
Ended up replacing all the switches (including the one for the fan) and
rewiring the 120v circuits in oven. End of problem. I'd still have it
but replaced all appliances during a kitchen redo.
Want to close wage gap? Step one: Change your major from Gender Studies
or Feminist Dance Therapy to Electrical Engineering.
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