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Blower does not work and the vent does not rise

This is a new downdraft unit out of the box. I connected it to the outlet (which does work) and depressed the activation switch. The downdraft makes a hum but does not do anything.

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Re: Blower does not work and the vent does not rise

Hum is the motor trying to go. check no packing or other foreign object stuck in the fan

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