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Dean Koehler Posted on Nov 22, 2006

Fan runs but drive mechanism kaput

Hi guys, I've got this 6 year old downdraft fan. Complaint is that the drive motor runs without any movement up or down of the unit. Discovered it when in the down position. Manually raised it up, where it now resides. Blower fan works as advertised. any ideas? This appears to be the only piece of gear that the builder didn't leave me a manual or parts xmatic for - wouldn't you know... Thanks, Deano K. Beaverton, OR

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  • Posted on Jan 25, 2008

SOURCE: blower fan operation

I would order a new Controller Board. Depending on the exact version, it could be a problem with a relay, or a triac on the board, that are meant to power up the motor.


Christophe Thompson

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  • Posted on Jun 01, 2008

SOURCE: Downdraft blower quit working

replace whole unit thats roughly what the whole unit costs 157.00 just a little secret there they dont tell you cause they mark up the prices i worked for the company that sold and installed this equipment you also remember tax


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  • Posted on Mar 24, 2009

SOURCE: Downdraft will not stay elevated.


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  • Posted on May 29, 2010

SOURCE: Need to reinstall Kenmore Downdraft Blower

If I can get the model # I can help you more with the removal and reinstall.

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