A vent hood is an excellent addition to any kitchen~ It helps remove smoke and steam while protecting the paint (or wallpaper) inside the kitchen from the moisture and smoke put off by your cooking.

However, vent hoods do run into trouble from time to time. In these instances, you’ll need to know what’s going on to determine how to correct it. At A-Tech Appliance, we’re here to help!

Here are three of the most common issues you’ll experience with your vent hoods.

Grease Build Up

Over time, grease will build up inside your vent hood. With all the smoke and steam the hood collects there are bits of food and cooking material that absorbs into the hood.

It is, therefore, important to clean the interior of your hood from time to time. This will not only improve performance, but it will improve the smell of the kitchen as well.

Motor Not Running

There is a small motor within the hood that activates the fan and sends the smoke and steam outward. However, if the motor is damaged the entire process will not work.

Sometimes moisture causes the problem, other times they motor may become corroded with grease. Chances are if the fan has stopped, the motor needs to be replaced.

Wiring

Sometimes the problem is not with the motor but with the wiring. Often times the moisture will collect on wiring, or the wiring might jaw loose from the fan. This needs to be corrected quickly.

Conclusion

If you’re experiencing problems with your vent hood, you need to troubleshoot the problem. Should you find it unable to make the necessary correction, talk to a professional at A-Tech Appliance immediately.

If you want a professional to come out and service your range’s hood, give us a call at your earliest convenience.