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Product Help | Whirlpool

Clean or Replace Filters - Retractable Downdraft

Cleaning or replacing removable grease filters:

Frequently remove and clean the filter(s) in the retractable section of the downdraft vent. This will improve the operating efficiency of the downdraft vent system.

IMPORTANT: Before cleaning, make sure all controls are off, and the vent hood is cool. Always follow label instructions on cleaning products.

Cleaning Method:

  1. Turn off the vent hood before removing the filters.
  2. Remove each filter by pulling the spring release handle and then pulling down the filter. 
  3. Clean the filter in the sink with warm water and detergent, or the dishwasher.

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Filters are replaceable:

  • Dry the clean filter(s) and reinstall, making sure that they lock into place.
    • Reinstall the filter by making sure the spring release handles are toward the front. Insert metal grease filter into the upper track.
    • Push up on the metal filter and release handle to latch into place.
    • Pull the spring release handle down.

Follow the above procedure to replace grease filters.

NOTE: If the retractable downdraft vent does not operate after clean filters have been installed: Push the filter in as far as it will go. When the filter is removed, the microswitch behind the filter is inactivated. This feature will not allow the vent system to operate until the filter is properly installed.

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