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Whirlpool Retractable (pop-up) downdraft vent system. Why is it stuck down with the filters out?

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  • idongli
    idongli Jan 02, 2016

    Hi, have you figured out a solution for the issue? I have exactly the same problem as you, my whirlpool downdraft vent system is stuck down with one of the filters is out. Thanks.

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid downdraft retractable vent

Your drive motor arm is not making contact with either of the two limit switches at 6 and 12 positions. Your arm may be loose, gear stripped, broken bracket. Turn off the power at the breaker panel and remove the vent pipe cover box (4 nuts) see what is going on inside. Tellstar

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Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Downdraft vent won't stay down. Push the button

check your bottom limit switch - i'm guessing its bad. the unit doesn't stop operating til it trips a (working) limit switch, if the switch is bad it'll cyle right past it and go back up until it hits the top limit switch (again).

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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SOURCE: Kitchen Aid downdraft hood stuck in retracted position

The filters need to be seated properly to complete an electrical safety circuit. This keeps the unit from operating without the filters. The best way I have found to fix them when they get dislodged in the closed position is by using two spatulas. The first is used to move the filter forward a bit and the second is used to keep it pushed tightly forward to complete the circuit.

Posted on Nov 25, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 1989 model

check in the hood pipes for a rubber seal thats come adrift as something isloose or come apart allowing the hood to come too low so it passing the microswitch for the fan ,between teh tubes is a seal and suspect that one of these has collapsed allowing the hood to come down lower ,its a take it apart type job and see ?

Posted on Jan 17, 2011

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