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Downdraft vent on jenn air cooktop

I have an island with the downdraft already installed going down through floor and out side of house. Just bought a new Jenn air downdraft and vent is facing back. How can it be turned so it's facing down.

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    I have the same problem. My old Jenn-Air vented down but for some reason they have decided to vent this forward toward the cook. Why? This makes no sense at all as most most vents will go down or to the back. This problem is compounded by the fact that the thing is so large that it puts the vent right next to the wall of the cabinet so placing a flexible tube will be very difficult but will give it a shot....

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How do you get the inside area of the vent clean from the grease and oils where the filter is?? I have a rectangular box style downdraft that the vent goes into the floor, I pulled the filter, but the box is to slender to get an arm into to scrub the grease....... does the bottom come off, or is it a sealed unit? How do you get all the brease from the bottom if you cannot reach it?

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  • tchestnut Nov 30, 2008

    How do you get the inside area of the vent clean from the grease and oils where the filter is?? I have a rectangular box style downdraft that the vent goes into the floor, I pulled the filter, but the box is to slender to get an arm into to scrub the grease....... does the bottom come off, or is it a sealed unit? How do you get all the brease from the bottom if you cannot reach it?

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I called jenn-air about this problem and they stated that all their new cooktops have a rotatable vent opening--that if you read the instructions it can be rotated 360 degrees.  I am not installing it myself, but the insurance company sent a guy who told me that i couldnt install this cooktop unless i got one that faced toward the floor.  I guess he didnt have much experience in installing these new jenn-air cooktops.   

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Hello
Just get a dryer vent tube the flexible ones and some aluminum tape and that will do it, I had the same problem and thats how the gas company told me to do it and it works excelent.
Eddie Rentas
Tupper Lake NY

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