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GE Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System in Stainless Steel

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Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System in Stainless Steel

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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)
  • 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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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)
Range Hood Size
36 in.


Appliance Series
GE Profile
Stainless Steel
Color/Finish Family
Stainless Steel
Control Type
Touch pad
Exhaust Vent Location
Remote Control,Removable Grease Filter(s)
Grill Material
Stainless Steel
Maximum Air Flow Capacity (CFM)
Minimum Air Flow Capacity (CFM)
Vent Style
Vent Type

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,ADA Compliant
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year entire appliance

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Customer Questions & Answers

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

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

What are the electrical requirements?

Asked by: Fred
Hello Fred, This is Megan at GE Appliances. I am happy to help. Please see the installation manual for this model via the Home Depot web site at the following link: Power Supply requirements are listed on page 8. Thank you for your interest! I hope this helps!
Answered by: GE Answers
Date published: 2016-02-22

where can you get the filter for this vent other than from GE.

I had the downdraft vent, looking for replacing the filter. But GE sells the parts at very high price. I am looking for an alternative solutions.
Asked by: jd
Hello JD, I am happy to help. We suggest going with a GE Genuine Part, as we cannot be certain if the aftermarket parts are of the same quality and fit. Thank you for checking with us. Lisa
Answered by: GE Answers
Date published: 2016-02-19
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Customer Reviews

Profile 36 in. Telescopic Downdraft System in Stainless Steel is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 32.
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 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 3 out of 5 by from Profile downdraft I have had this downdraft for 3 months and am not very happy. Does not always come on when it pops up. repair ma came and it has improved, but must call again as I have encountered another problem. Doesn't do a great job drafting unless on back burners. Had to get a new system as my old stove top died and had to replace down draft too as it was a complete unit. I miss my old downdraft. However I had to have a downdraft due to location and this product works better than nothing.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Futuristic I purchased this because I did not want a hood in my way of our open kitchen. I like the clean look of it not being there and it looks like it is built into the cook top.
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like the control panel mounted on the side of cab I like that the control panel can be mounted on the side of my cabinet without making another hole in the granite. Seems to work fine and do what it is supposed to do.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in an island Love the telescoping vent so much better than overhead hoods. Give my kitchen a wonderful, clean, open look. Works great. Very quiet. Tucks away out of sight when not in use. Had the same style in my old kitchen. Never considered anything else when renovating my new kitchen.
Date published: 2014-08-06
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