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Ge downdraft vent

Replaced gear motor & control board and still does not raise. I can manually lift the vent and it turns on. Switch does not do anything. Breaker is not tripped. Please help.

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  • sushee Feb 14, 2009

    I had the motor repaired after it fried itself from the strain of moving up & down. The repair man said it was so poorly made that he would not agree to repair another GE downdraft if asked to again. It broke again 1.5 years later and although the vent is working (sucking air out) it won't lower anymore.

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Try removing the switch from the ribbon connector, and then jumping the two pins momentarily with a screwdriver blade or other metallic tool. It could be that the switch itself is bad. This is the same problem I'm having and I am currently looking for a replacement switch online.

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Any luck, Mike? Unless i unplug it, my vent motor "runs" constantly. The vent is down. It will not respond to the remote switch.

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