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Range Vent Hood Doesn't Vent to The Outside

The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Range vent hood doesn't vent to the outside are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.


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Exhaust Fan Motor

If the range vent hood is no longer venting to the outside the exhaust fan motor might have stopped working. Check to see if the fan blade is spinning when the vent hood is turned on. If not, check to see if you have power to the motor . If not check the switch if you do have power and the motor isn't turning replace the exhaust fan motor.

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Fan Motor

If the range vent hood is no longer venting to the outside the exhaust fan motor might have stopped working. Check to see if the fan blade is spinning when the vent hood is turned on. If not, check to see if there is power to the fan motor. If you do not have power to the fan motor check the switch if you do have power and the fan motor is not turning replace the fan motor.

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Blower Motor

If the range vent hood is no longer venting to the outside the blower motor might have stopped working. Check to see if the fan blade is spinning when the vent hood is turned on. If not, check to see if you have power to the blower motor. If you do not have power check the switch, if you do have power and the blower motor doesn't turn replace the blower motor.

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Blower Wheel and Housing

If the range vent hood doesn't vent to the outside, there might be something caught in the blower wheel & housing, or the blower wheel might be rubbing against the blower housing Check to be sure the blower wheel turns freely. If not, correct any situation where it might be obstructed or rubbing. If it does turn freely, the problem may be a restriction in the venting or a stuck damper that is not opening all the way.

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Blower Wheel

If the range vent hood doesn't vent to the outside, there might be something caught in the blower wheel, or the blower wheel might be rubbing against the blower frame. Check to be sure the blower wheel turns freely. If not, correct any situation where it might be obstructed or rubbing. If it does turn freely, the problem may be a restriction in the venting or the vent damper may not be opening all the way.

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Fan Blade

If the range vent hood is no longer venting to the outside the exhaust fan blade might be broken. Check to see if the fan blade is still tightly fastened to the motor shaft. If not, try to tighten it. If that doesn’t work, replace the fan blade.

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