Downdraft vent repair guides
These repair guides and videos for downdraft ventilation systems can help you replace common parts such as the gear motor or the vent fan control switch. If you need help figuring out the problem with your Kenmore or Broan downdraft vent, check out the symptom and troubleshooting advice on our repair help page. Search your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts, then order the part you need.
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your downdraft vent.
The up/down switch starts the gear motor to raise and lower the air vent. Replace the up/down switch if defective.
The blower motor spins the fan blade that removes smoke and steam from the cooktop area. Replace the blower motor if it doesn't run when activated.
The gear motor raises and lowers the air vent when you push the activating switch. Replace the gear motor if defective.
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 fan control switch activates the blower motor and controls the fan speed. Replace the fan control switch if it's not working.
Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.
See what to check if you are having a problem with a retractable downdraft vent.