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Downdraft Hello, I have had my Jennair range for 8 years and never thought to ask this question until now. Winters here in Indiana are windy and cold and the cold air comes up out of my downdraft of my Jennair. I am surprised there isn't a feature that will allow you to open and close the draft. I typically place a cloth on top of the draft to keep the cold air out. Any thoughts greatly appreciated. Thanks, Stephanie sterry1@sbcglobal.net

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  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I have my 2nd JennAir range. This one is 10 years old. It is as cold
    and leaky as the 1st. We live in Wi. So, really cold here too. I liked
    my 1st one. All elec. Grill was like outside grill taste. The
    2nd, I had a repair man here 6 times in 6 months. Wouldn't heat enough
    to sear the steaks. They all said that it is hooked up correctly, draft
    is correct, but btu's aren't enough to cook properly on the grill. I
    can tell you that I have run across several people that were looking at
    this range. I discouraged them with my problems. I will never buy
    another. I also have a JennAir refrig. Will not have another of those
    again either.

    Don't know the answer to these problem appliances. Some of these companies don't want to stand behind them either. Lemons



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I would double check that the installer used the correct vent hood outside. The correct one has a spring that keeps the outdoor flap closed when not in use. Cleaning the outdoor flap area may also help it seal a little better. Even if the right hood was installed, you might check to see there is a spring present (or signs that there was one.

I have never had air blow out the downdraft, but I do feel cold travel to the fan unit which makes the floor cold in front of the range.

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