Rebuilding a Jenn-Air stovetop cartridge

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Old 11-18-14, 10:12 AM
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Rebuilding a Jenn-Air stovetop cartridge

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My cartridge has parts no longer available - new cartridge is also not available.
Mine has 4 spades and a center round posts - newer ones have 3. Jenn-air says they are not compatible - internet folks say they are - so I decided to rewire it.
The no longer part I need is a piece of material - and that's my question, what is it? - that sits in between where the spades enter the ceramic block and the little metal frame that holds the whole thing in place when that little frame is screwed into the cartridge. It almost looks like a piece of circuit board, so could I buy a piece, number one, and cut it to go in there? Sound ok? Thanks

ps can't get the uploader to put a picture on here - sorry - that would be really helpful I'm sure....
 
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i keep getting a failed message when i try to upload the pic. it's only 2 mb, don't know why

i moved it, renamed it, can't think of what else to try.........

jenn-air 87847 stainless cartridge. 4 spades on the front of the cartridge.
 
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it's only 2 mb
Wow, that's huge! No wonder you can't upload it. You'll need to resize it.
Here's an online resizer that's easy to use or use Irfanview.
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my bad - Name:  stove_opt.jpg
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ok that doesn't look like it worked either - says it's 76 kb
 
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it's the tan piece that's sitting on the post, one side is burnt
 
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Old 11-19-14, 10:26 AM
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hello
now I need help with the wiring - the front burner won't heat up
here is how I have it currently, but it must be wrong !

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still need help with my jenn-air cartridge

hello and thanks
my jenn-air stovetop cartridge (old) with 5 wiring spades (4 flat and one round in the center) shorted out and i have all the new parts in but can't figure out the wiring. I currently have it wired like this: only the back burner works.

I appreciate your input.
 
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I combined your new thread with this one. It's easier to keep the same problem in the same thread.


Mine has 4 spades and a center round posts - newer ones have 3. Jenn-air says they are not compatible - internet folks say they are - so I decided to rewire it.
I'm confused here.

Your new cartridge has four electrical connections.
How many wires are there in your stove for connecting to the new burner assembly ?
Do you have a VOM (volt-ohmmeter) ?
 
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the stove has five (female) slots - the round center post and two on each side. Same as the cartridge (male). Jenn-air told me the newer cartridges weren't compatible with my stove. Newer ones have a center post, two on the left, ONE on the right. They said to rebuild the one I had, so I did. New wires, new ceramic block, etc.

I'm thinking I actually have it wired correctly, and now believe the stove female slot (the one on the side where the cartridge burned up) is where my problem lies.

Yes I have a VOM. thx
 
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Are you sure the elements in the cartridge you rebuilt are good ?

You should measure around 10 ohms between the red terminals.
You should also measure a similar resistance between the blue terminals.

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The new three terminal cartridge combines one red line and one blue line on a common terminal.

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i checked the continuity of the elements - both are good. Then I swapped the wires and just the front burner worked, so I'm thinking this stove had two "hot" leads on the right and one is no longer working. Looks like how you have it shown above on the three terminal illustration will do the trick, and it was my next move. thank you
 
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I've illustrated the three terminal wiring connections but I don't know what the particular order is.
 
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