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Range hood fan not working

Common reasons your range hood fan not working

The most common reasons your range hood fan is not working are a defective fan switch, failed light switch or an inoperative electronic control board.

  • 35%

    35% of the time it's the
    Fan Switch

  • 17%

    17% of the time it's the
    Light Switch

  • 13%

    13% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 35%

    35% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common range repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these range parts may fix your problem.

    Fan Switch Replacement

    When a fan switch is defective, the hood fan won't turn on, won't turn off or won't spin at the selected speed. The switch, mounted on the control panel, can be difficult to reach and diagnose in some range hoods. A Sears Home Services professional can inspect the switch and replace the switch if needed.

    Light Switch Replacement

    If the light switch is defective, it may not supply power to the lights when turned on, leaving the area beneath the hood in darkness. This issue becomes evident when replacing the bulb fails to resolve the lack of illumination. Additionally, a faulty light switch can sometimes impact the operation of the fan, causing it to malfunction or operate inconsistently. Positioned on the control panel of the range hood, diagnosing and accessing the light switch can pose challenges. For expert examination and repair of your range hood's malfunctioning switch, enlist the help of a Sears Home Services professional.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When the electronic control board in a range hood malfunctions, it can lead to several operational failures, such as power loss or erratic behavior from the blower fan or lights. Additionally, it may prevent the hood from shutting off correctly. This control board serves as the primary controller for the hood, managing functions like fan speed regulation and lighting. A malfunctioning board can disrupt communication between different parts of the hood, resulting in issues. You might observe unusual noises like chattering or clicking, along with a burning smell. Given its potential impact on multiple components, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to determine if board replacement is necessary.

    What to expect when you experience a range hood fan not working issue

    How is the hood fan not working problem addressed?

    Resolving most fan not working problems usually involves replacing the fan switch, light switch or electronic control board, but that's not always the case. Thorough troubleshooting and an accurate diagnosis are crucial to understanding the extent of repair needed and correcting the issue.

    Tips from Sears Home Services for a range hood fan that is not working

    When the range hood fan is not working, there could be various underlying reasons. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, we advise engaging a Sears Home Services professional to conduct diagnostic tests and pinpoint the root cause. Our skilled technicians specialize in identifying various types of range malfunctions.

    What to watch out for with a range hood fan not working diagnosis

    Diagnosing appliances today without proper knowledge and training can be challenging. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your range problem will only be achieved through hunch-based parts replacement. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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    Common range symptoms to look out for

    • Range broiler not working
    • Range burner not working
    • Range clicking
    • Range display not working
    • Range hood light not working
    • Range hood won't turn off
    • Range not heating
    • Range not working
    • Range won't turn off