How Does a Vent Hood Work? — Appliance Repair Tips



although range vent hoods differ from model to model they operate on similar principles a vent hood is used in conjunction with a stove top to vent steam grease and food odors to the outside of the home or through filters back into the kitchen the air is circulated through the vent hood by a fan motor which is energized by voltage sent to the motor when the fan switch is actuated some models will have one or more motor speeds to achieve optimal venting if the fan does not work first check to see if a house fuse has blown or a circuit breaker has tripped if not either the motor itself has failed or the switch is defective you can test the switch for continuity to determine if it's functioning or not a standard grease filter is used when the steam is being vented to the outside of the home a charcoal filter is required if the steam is being recirculated back into the kitchen grease filter should be cleaned or replaced periodically charcoal filters cannot be cleaned but should be replaced once a year most vent hoods will also have one or more lights if the light doesn't work the bulb may have burned out the socket may have failed or the light switch may be defective again you can test the switch for continuity to determine whether the part is functioning or not repair clinic has a solution for many of the problems you may be experiencing with your vent hood enter the appliances full model number in our website search engine for a complete list of compatible parts our site also has an extensive selection of instructional videos to assist you covering topics like part testing disassembly and part replacement at repair clinic we make fixing things easy you

2 Comments

  • 黎建軍

    April 15, 2019

    ONE OF THE STUPID DESIGN I HAVE EVER SEEN

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  • hishighness420

    April 15, 2019

    Are you a robot?

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