Help Appliancedude!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hstout1143, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    California
    My downdraft vent is stuck. I pushed the button for it to go down and turn off, but as soon as it started to go down it fell. Now the motor is still running like it's trying to lower the vent and it won't turn off.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  2. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Turn off the breaker asap, those motors are anything but continuous duty. What model vent do you have?
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012

  3. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    California
    I unplugged it so it wouldn't burn it out. It's a GE JVB98SH1SS.
     
  4. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Sounds like the drive arm popped out. You should be able to remove the covers and see it. Did something get caught in it by chance?

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    this should be a very close breakdown of what it looks like internally
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  5. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    California
    That's what it was, Thanks Wolley. It was actually a really easy fix.
     
  6. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    Well since you've already been helped.............

    Good call Woolley!!!!!

    Got online late tonight, took the wife to dinner sans kids
     
  7. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    California
    Ok, so I took a look at it and there's a roller that seems to be going bad, it wobbles when I spin it. I looked up the part on the GE website and they want $62 for it, it's just a little plastic wheel.
     
  8. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    Google the part number. You should be able to get it cheaper. What part number do you have?
     
  9. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    California
    WB02X10935 $30 at Sears.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  10. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    Just a quick check.

    Sears 30.29

    Appliance parts pros 36.56

    repair clinic 38.55

    My supplier lists retail price at 63.53. Not surprising. GE stands for Generally Expensive. My cost is 27.93. Yep thats the kind of markup I have to push on people. I can't wait to own my own damned business.

    Not sure how much sears charges in shipping, but that seems your best price.
     
  11. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    California
    Thanks Dude, there's a Sears parts outlet not far from me, I'll go by tomorrow and see if they have it in stock.
     
  12. Appliancedude

    Appliancedude Well-Known Member

    Sweet. Even better, in stock, no shipping. Even if they have to order it, it shouldn't cost ya shipping if they send it to the store. Good luck
     
  13. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Wow I am impressed. You guys are great.
     
  14. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    You guys are impressive. Seriously, way to go. :dancingdots::thumbsup:
     
  15. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    couldn't a guy make one himself? Ace hardware has all kind of plastic rollers. it may take some creativity but I would sure try it first.
     
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