Whirlpool range hood fan not working
Common reasons your Whirlpool range hood fan is not working
The most common reasons your Whirlpool range hood fan is not working are a defective fan switch, failed light switch or an inoperative electronic control board.
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Most common repairs needed to fix a Whirlpool range
Fan Switch Replacement
If the fan switch is defective, the hood fan won’t turn on, won’t turn off or won’t spin at the selected speed. The fan switch is mounted on the range hood control panel and activates the blower fan motor at the selected speed. The switch 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
The light switch activates the light bulbs under the range hood. The light switch is mounted on the control panel of the range hood. You may need to replace the light switch when it doesn’t send electric current to the lights when you turn the switch on. Accessing and diagnosing the range hood light switch can be difficult. Have a service technician examine and repair your range hood when lights aren’t working properly.
Electronic Control Board Replacement
An inoperative electronic control board can lead to various failures in a range hood, including a complete lack of power or erratic behavior from the blower fan or lights, or prevent the range hood from turning off. This is because the board serves as the brain of the range hood, controlling the operations such as regulating fan speed and lighting. If the electronic control board malfunctions, it can disrupt communication between different components. A failing board may cause a chattering or clicking noise from the hood and may emit a burning odor. Due to the potential impact on multiple components, it is advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests on the board to confirm if replacement is necessary.
What to expect when you experience a Whirlpool range hood fan not working issue
How is the hood fan not working problem fixed?
Correcting most fan not working problems usually involves replacing the fan switch, light switch or electronic control board. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.
Sears Home Services recommendations for a range hood fan that is not working
When the range hood fan is not working it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of range failures.
What to look out for with a range hood fan not working diagnosis
Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your range problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. 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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