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FIXED Jenn-Air S160 Old Range and Cartridges

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Curious Cat

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Location
Catonsville, MD USA
Model Number
S160
Brand
Jenn-Air
Age
More than 10 years
Greetings:

When we moved into our home we were happy knowing we would have an old reliable Jenn Air Range in our new kitchen! This model # S160, being in great working condition, comes with two working A100 cartridges (double electric burner elements). But since it's an older model range, I can't help wondering about the interchangeability with newer model Jenn Air cartridges. Do any other cartridges work in this range beyond the A100? How about different brands?

Specifically, I want to know if radiant cart model #s A120 or JEA8120 would work; Clearly, the cart size and connections for the new cartridges seem identical, but I just want to make sure they would WORK. Upgrading this otherwise great range by buying replacement radiant carts would be a lot cheaper and easier than replacing the range.

As the contact assemblies on the newer cartridges do not always match those on older carts, if the newer carts fit the range but don't work, I suspect a minor wiring change could adapt the newer cartridge to the older range. Is there a change that a technician can make on a newer cartridge to make it work in this older range?


Stay healthy and thank you!
- CC Hans
 

Jake

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Hi,

It will only work with these cartridges here:

As far as modifying the wiring, I don't know if you could or not, hopefully someone else can answer that for you.

Jake
 

Curious Cat

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Happy New Year!

Jake, thanks for the information you sent last month.

Here is an update: I used eBay to find a used A122 cart, as per the link you sent me. I ordered a cartridge that the seller SAID was a A122 cart; Bad news, it turned out to be a model A121 cart, which was not one of the compatible parts listed on the link you shared; Good news, the bottom of the cart I received had the exact same specs (allowable range codes and power specs) as my original coil element cartridges, so I figured it was safe to try, and it works! Thanks for the help.

FYI, it looks as if any A120, A121, and A122 carts should all be compatible with my Model S160 range.


Stay healthy & thanks!
CC Hans
 

Jake

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Happy New Year!

Excellent, glad to hear that CC Hans.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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