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I have GE gas stove downdraft JVB36 which does not work. When

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I have GE gas stove downdraft JVB36 which does not work. When I press the raise/lower switch, nothing comes but annoying sounds. It was installed more than 10 years. Can you repair?
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If you hear an annoying sound, that means that the motor is getting power and should be raising the downdraft. Unfortunately that means that either something is jammed or the motor has failed and is no longer moving. You'd need to disconnect all the venting going to the downdraft and remove the front panel so that you can see if something is jamming the linkage attached to the gear. If you find nothing, then the lift motor itself would need to be replaced. Below is a link to the part that would need to be replaced.

CLICK HERE for lift motor

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