Downdraft vent articles
From common questions to troubleshooting tips, these articles can help you get the best performance from your downdraft vent. For step-by-step DIY repair instructions and troubleshooting guidance, see our downdraft vent repair help section.
The most commonly asked questions about downdraft vents are answered by our experts.
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See what to check if you are having a problem with a retractable downdraft vent.
The up/down button pad located on top of the air vent engages the activating switch when pushed to raise the air vent. Replace the up/down button pad if damaged.
The gear motor raises and lowers the air vent when you push the activating switch. Replace the gear motor if defective.