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Jenn-Air W181 Electric Wall Oven won't heat

30 September 2012 - 02:09 PM

I purchased a used Jenn-Air w181 wall oven the other day from a guy that said it worked "like a charm" when he removed it from a house a few years ago. I brought it home and connected it. The time clock and oven light work fine but when I try to do Bake Conv. or Bake Rad. by setting the temperature and pressing Start, I just get a "beep" and it does nothing. I have tried setting at different temperatures but nothing works. I'm guessing that maybe this thing was sitting too long and something in the electronics has faulted.I was going to buy a new wall oven for $800+ but saw this one in the paper for $80 and thought it was worth a shot. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks. -Jim

Sub Zero 550 condenser fan stalling

19 January 2009 - 12:50 PM

Hello Samurai,
  I've got a problem with my Sub Zero 550 built-in fridge. The other day I walked by it and noticed it was making a noise I hadn't heard before. Upon pulling off the top grate, I could tell the noise was coming from the condenser behind the grate on the top right of the fridge. The sound is like a low buzzing noise. I also noticed that it seemed a bit hotter up there than I remember when I last vacuumed up there. So, I took a look at the condenser fan(between compressors and condenser) and it was not running. Thinking maybe it was possibly stuck due to some dusty buildup, I gave the fan a little help and gave it a spin. It immediately starting spinning at the expected speed. The fridge then started sounding like it should and about an hour later I checked the top and it was much cooler with the fan still running. The problem is that every morning when I come downstairs, the condenser fan is not running again and I have to give it a little help to start moving. Sure enough, it starts going and everything seems to work for the rest of the day just fine. My question is, should I assume that my condenser fan is failing or might there be some other underlying problem that is causing the fan stall? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

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