Jenn Air range hood does not function


Old 04-12-06, 04:07 PM
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Jenn Air range hood does not function

I bought a new Jenn-Air hood (JXT5830) to install over the range in my kitchen. I then connected the wires as per the instructions, but none of the front lights or functions worked. The company is the worst imaginable-- no help at all to installers, so I must rely on my friends here. I connected the hot wire from the wall to the black wire of the hood, the innert wire to the white wire of the hood, and the green-yellow wire to the ground of the wall socket. I made sure the wall socket functions.
Can anyone tell me what is the secret to getting this thing to work?
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Old 04-12-06, 05:17 PM
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It sounds like you have the wiring correct, and you do probably have a dud. Have you tried returning it to the store where it was purchased? I jus checked their website, and there is a one year warantee. This is a $750 list hood, and I can't believe JennAire won't honor their warranty. You might be interested in this:
Stay on them until you get some results

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Old 04-12-06, 08:21 PM
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I don't trust your connections.

First you mention connecting the wires to wires in the wall, but then you mention connecting the ground to a socket.

You need a direct connection for this. You are not allowed to tap into a wall receptacle that serves the kitchen counter top.

Make sure that you have 120 volts at the wires you connect to the hood.
Old 04-12-06, 10:10 PM
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Sorry for the confusion. I connected the hood's wires to a heavy duty wire plugged into a socket that was previously used for a microwave oven. I tested the socket, and it does work.
Old 04-13-06, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by venik
Sorry for the confusion.
Do you have photos? A picture would help a lot.

> I connected the hood's wires to a heavy duty wire

What exactly is a "heavy duty wire"? Type and gauge?

> plugged into a socket

What exactly is a "socket"?

> I tested the socket, and it does work.

How do you know that your "heavy duty wire" works?

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