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Downdraft from exhaust fan

Should you be able to feel a down draft from a cook top exhasut fan? I just moved into a brand new home and feel a large amount of air flow down the exhaust fan. My builder tells me that is normal.

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You definalty should feels air moving, providing hte unit is ON. when not in use there should be mo draft( minimal at best) if there is still a draft when unit is off, i would check where it exhausts outside, there should be flap tha closes when not inuse

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