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Cook 'n Vent Downdraft Up/Down Mechanism Replacing

My Thermador RED30V glass top stove/oven has a Cook 'n Vent downdraft vent, which retracts when not in use. The up/down push switch broke off, and I assume I have to replace the entire mechanism, including the electrical cords below the main component. Is this something a handy person should attempt? I took some screws out to look to determine if the mechanism was just the push switch or more and decided after seeing the relay cords that I wanted to ask advice before venturing further. I can order the part online, but did not want to go ahead without finding out if it is as straightforward as it looks. Thank you for any advice.

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Just the switch should be replacable. My vent has a screw at each end (philips flatheads - accessible only when vent is up) just under the top cap. Removing the screws and cap should give you access to the switch. Just make sure you cut your breaker off first.

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