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Thanks, my Wolf Downdraft Model DD36 blower isn't working. I

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Thanks, ***** ***** Downdraft Model DD36 blower isn't working. I recently cleaned the filters and just today realized I had them in backwards. I corrected that but when I turn the ventilation system on, I just get a humming sound...
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Wolf is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: It is 8 years old. Model DD36
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Not unless it is a simple fix!
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 month ago.

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This will likely need a new capacitor for the unit this is not a super easy fix and you need to be comfortable draining the high voltage capacitor so you do not get shocked. It will not be too expensive to have a tech out for this issue though, I would recommend calling a tech out, but that is up to you.

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