I recently purchased this unit and had it installed, I noticed a few days ago that there does not appear to be much air suction into the venting system. The Airflow coming out of the vent on the exterior of my home is strong. But the unit does not seem to take in any of the steam or smoke when cooking on the range top. As this is a new unit, there is not a cleaning out the vent issue. Does anyone have any advice? I contacted GE and have an appt for next week. But am wondering if there is something else I am over looking.
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Re: No Air suction into downdraft.
There won't be any noticable suction like with a vacuum unless the cfm rating is very high. the distance of the hood from the cooking surface is a factor too as you are sucking in room air besides the stove fumes and steam.
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It is normal to have water in the drain tray. a little is fine . make certain that the unit is tilted to theoutside about 1 inch or so if ithas a drain hose check for kinks init.. also you might want to close theoutside air vent sometimes called a fresh air vent .. and of course check the filter and while your at it service it.. cheap insurance in this weather.let me know if this helps jon
this appears to be a stuck relay or contactor . follow the wire back from the fan and locate the contactor or relay slp it and see it it comes lose. ?? this does not mean it will solve the problem as you will still have to repalce any part that is causing it.. Hope this helps let me know Jon
Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.
Well first of all I would take a piece of paper or newspaper, and put it up by the vents, the paper should be sucked on by the vent.. If it does that you have suction. if it does not hold the paper, you should get a warranty repair, i am assuming this new.
If the unit is install to far above the stove you may have a issue.
But long story short, the room vented units, do not really pull much smoke, they pull better on outside venting. you are just putting smoke/steam back into the room, just a little cleaner.
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sounds like the evap coil is freezing. it is frozen if you have low air flow. check the lines and see if your suction line is freezing. also check your filter. if you think your drain line is clogged cut the line and blow out with an air compressor or nitrogen. all you should need to fix the line would be a 3/4 in coupling or a union. hope this helps
When installing the air filter are you need to make sure you did not knock off any vacuum lines or electrical connectors. From your description sounds like it wants to run till something tells the computer it is not right. Good luck and have a good day.
I tried to look up your cooktop and only found it mentioned in several places, and thus did not get a complete description of your unit. What I got leads me to believe that yours is a downdraft model. Whether or not this is correct, you'll need to measure the underside (cutout) measurements of the cooktop and the physical dimensions of your unit within the cutout. Armed with this information, you should be able to make an informed decision. I recently replaced a Jenn-air (downdraft, with switchable cooking modules) and selected a GE profile modle JP 989SK1SS (stainless steel). We also considered Frigidare, Jenn-air and some of the higher enders as well. Our preference boiled down to features, keeping all of the appliances (mostly) in the same brand, and reliability. Ours swapped out very close deminsionally, and the installation was easy and neat. Decide on a brand. Most dealers have a brochure that list all of the critical dimensions of their appliances, and you should be able to decide what's best for you.
Hope this was of some small help. Regards, and good hunting!