Issues with your kitchen vent hood can affect the fan, the light, the wiring, or the electronic control panel. You may need the help of a qualified service professional to troubleshoot and repair your range hood. Common problems with this appliance include:
- Faulty user interface controls
- A broken fan motor
- A bad electronic control board
- A bad fan switch
- Clogged filters
- A clogged vent duct
- Faulty wiring
- Bad light bulbs
- A broken light switch
- A fan that turns off by itself
- Broken fan blades
- A loud exhaust fan
Any of these problems could seriously impair your kitchen hood’s ability to ventilate your kitchen and illuminate your stovetop. Most will require professional assistance to pinpoint and repair.
In addition to keeping your kitchen cooler and your indoor air cleaner, most kitchen range hoods also have a built-in light that can come in very handy when you’re cooking a family meal. Your cooktop might be in shadow otherwise, and it can be hard to prepare dishes properly when you can’t see them fully. To cook and live comfortably, you need a vent hood that works.