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Viking downdraft

Fan not working burning smell

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#1 dryerman45

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

Hi,
I have an Viking downdraft model# VIPR181RSS.Unit goes up and down just fine, however when in the up position the fan should start to run and it doesnt.I can hear a humm,or buzz like its trying and also a burning or overheated circuit board smell.As soon as I push it to go down of course the humm and smell go away.I guess I want to know how to take it apart and see if maybe something is stopping the fan from working or from your masterful experience should I just tell the customer that he needs a fan motor and circuit board for this unit which the parts are almost as exspensive as the whole downdraft assembly itself. Thanks Viking!I guess they are in the repair business as well taking the chance of making any money from us.Any help would be appreciated
Thank you DRYERMAN45

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

Fan motor is jammed or stuck with grease, most likely. PMed you the service manual for this unit.

#3 dryerman45

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

This Viking down draft was using an external blower.I went outside climbed up a ladder took the cover off and low and behold one of the blower wheels mount was broken making the blower rest on bottom of housing so it was unable to turn.Replaced mounts and works great.Thanks

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:55 AM

Domo for the update!





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