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36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System in Black
  • GE
  • Model UVB36DKBB
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  • Store SO SKU #1001759837

36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System in Black

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Discontinued Model:

Model # PVB98DTBB

Internet #203197595

Store SO SKU #792224

GE Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System in Black

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Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System in Black

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Product Overview

GE Profile products offer the best in contemporary design matched with the latest in appliance technologies to transform the way you live. Sporting a bold, dramatic look and state of the art features. This collection provides the perfect combination of style and innovation throughout your kitchen.

  • Telescopic downdraft hood raises over cooktop surface and retracts when not in use
  • 390 CFM - Powerful 390 CFM performance removes smoke and vapors from the cooking area
  • The powerful 4-speed exhaust system effectively pulls smoke and vapors out of the kitchen
  • ADA Compliant - All controls are mounted remotely
  • Removable grease filter - Dishwasher safe durable filters can be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Control Type Electronic - Remote Control
  • Downdraft; 3-1/4 in. x 10 in. Rectangular Duct; Vented to Outside
  • Minimum 6 in. round duct capability
  • Removable grease filter(s)
  • Separate Remote Raise/Lower Switch
  • CFM/Sones Rating 390/ 10.5 (High Speed); 170/ 2.5 (Working Speed)
  • Product available for home delivery only. Installation is not offered at time of delivery; check with your local The Home Depot store for installation options

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Customer Questions & Answers

Current in-store availability

Can I simply walk into The Home Depot, purchase and walk out with this item in hand (Williston #4501) Thanks... or is it only available for on-line/delivery purchases? Thanks
Asked by: Bayo
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, Thanks for your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. We are available daily, between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Answered by: THDCustomerService
Date published: 2016-04-23

Can I use GE cooktop and telescopic vent made by different manufacture?

Ge does not offer any downdraft vents above 390cfm. I want to mix GE induction 36'' cooktop with another more powerful telescopic downdraft vent. Replacing Monogram cooktop and telescopic vent. If I can, what manufacture you suggest? Electrolux, Bosh, Miele, darcor all of these have models at 1000+cfm Thank you for your help!
Asked by: Anonymous
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System model # PVB98DTB. No, GE cannot recommend to use a higher CFM downdraft because it has not been tested and UL approved. Should you have any additional questions, please elt us know. Donna with GE
Answered by: GE Answers
Date published: 2015-09-20

in an earlier question it was said that you can not use this downdraft system for a gas or electric cooktop or free standing or slide in range.

my question is what can it be used for? i have a gas cooktop and want to use this downdraft system but i dont understand why it cant be used with a cooktop.
Asked by: Pete
Hello, Thank you for your interest in the GE Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System model # PVB98DTBB. I apologize for any confusion. Downdrafts are only compatible with GE 30" or 36" gas or electric cooktops. It cannot be added to a Slide-In or Freestanding range. Donna with GE
Answered by: GE Answers
Date published: 2015-09-20

How does the top section come off to set conter on to get hole locations

i am installing a 36" GE profile down draft .The unit set and operational but i still need to cut hte hole in the counter top,but i don't know how to remove the top section of the downdraft?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hello Dubes, Thank you for choosing the GE Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System model # PVB98DTBB. Please see the installation instructions for the complete details and specifications. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide installation information. Donna iwth GE
Answered by: GE Answers
Date published: 2015-09-20

Do you have the cut out dimensions for the downdraft vent?

I have purchased a GE Profile cooktop and this vent. I need to be able to tell my granite installer how big to cut the hole for both pieces. My delivery won't come in until July 11th and my installer needs to know before then.
Asked by: Cathy
Hi-this is Sue from GE. Thanks for your purchase! We encourage you to view the cutout and clearance requirements provided in the installation instructions at the following link: Thanks for checking with us!
Answered by: GE Answers
Date published: 2015-09-20

how does it connect to my GE stove

We have a GE profile stove and I need a range hood. The problem is it om am inside wall with no place to vent it except to the basement and out the wall. Can I connect it to my stove?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hello Nastri, Thank you for you inquiry on the GE Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System model # PVB98DTB. Downdraft venting systems cannot be installed with a gas or electric cooktop. They are not compatible with a Freestanding or Slide-In range. Should you have any additional questions, please let us know. Donna with GE
Answered by: GE Answers
Date published: 2015-09-20

What causes you telescopic downdrafts to slant and not go up or down properly? Want to replace one but reviews are not too good.

Asked by: perky51
Three GE guys came out with a cleaning kit and removed the unit to clean it. They explained to me that there are springs, on both side of the vent, that are guiding the downdraft as it goes up and down. Evidently, the springs are not holding the vent evenly as it goes up or down and causes the vent to be slanted. It was blamed that may be the grease for the vent was dirty and is causing uneven hold. But the problem persists after they cleaned it and fixed it temporarily.
Answered by: PT
Date published: 2016-04-15

Why do so many people have the same complaint, including me?

If more than one person is complaining about the same problem then the problem is the product. My telescopic downdraft does not raise straight. It takes multiple attempts to get it straight and most of the time I have to pull it up to assist. It is three years old and no longer covered under the warranty. And because I live in a rural place GE will not service it. I also have to pay for the service and repair. Appliances should last more than three years. I've talked to multiple people at GE and no one will help me. This is outrageous considering the cost of the appliance. Not a fan and will not recommend this product to anyone.
Asked by: Enops
It is definitely a common design flaw. Not only does it come up slanted. After two years in service, the unit is now making clicking noise when it goes down. Check out the video.
Answered by: PT
Date published: 2016-04-15
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Customer Reviews

Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System in Black is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice product Bought it with the Built-in gas stove from GE a reay ago. Very pleased with it.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad design - downdraft vent system We built a new house. All our appliances are GE. We have had nothing but trouble with the downdraft system. We had to have the drive motor replaced before we could even use the system. The unit raises slowly, must push the on/off button 3 times before it raises all the way up. The system raises crooked and is crooked when all the way up. GE has opted to buy back the vent system instead of replacing the system. We live in a rural areal and have had difficulty getting someone to work on GE appliances. My concern is future repairs. I bought all appliances with a extended warranty and GE won't send anyone out to repair the appliances.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Vent Comes Up Slanted, Sometimes Not Running We had this downdraft vent for less than a year. Within a year, the vent had been coming up slanted (see photo - check the bottom horizontal line of the vent and compare that to the cooktop to see how much it slanted.) It got worse, lately the vent did not come up completely, so the fan wouldn't run. We had to bring it down and up couple times to get it working. A GE serviceman came by and said that he saw many units with this issues for this model. All they could do was to order a kit to clean it up, and it MIGHT fix it. But there was no guarantee.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do NOT purchase I give this item zero stars. I've had it two months and it never comes up straight. GE states it's an installation problem, but their technicians can't fix it. I've had it serviced twice. Both times they claims it's the grease, and both times they replace parts (and grease), but still comes up crooked. Came with David Weekly home. So I didn't have a choice. If you do, don't choose this piece of junk! Go with another brand! David Weekly is STILL trying to make this right for us.
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No big hood needed Looks great with the GE Profile induction cooktop. Hides under the counter when not in use. Techies love how you press a button and it pops up. Seems to do a good job venting. The motor and piping did use up a lot of the cabinet space, but it was worth not having the big hood. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Super easy to use!  sometimes our up and down button gets a little stuck and takes a press or two to get it going, but the button has always been slightly broken, I just didn't take the time to have GE send me a replacement. Hides very nicely under the counter and works great with the GE 36" induction cooktop. Sometimes one of the sides scrapes when retracting up or down, but I have to believe this was more of an installation issue.Very powerful fan! Dimensions to install this and the cooktop were confusing online, but have the appliance in hand when they are installing the countertop and make any field cuts where necessary. My kitchen is so high tech! but doesn't look it!
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product Easy install, went for this one over the stainless steel finish which wasn't worth the extra $$ and would stand out on dark counter tops. I think downdrafts are overpriced in general but home depot had the best price, quick shipping and great service.
Date published: 2012-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Bought this along with a new GE cooktop. It has never worked and technicians have been unable to fix it after 3 try's so far.
Date published: 2015-11-11
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