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Extractor fan isn't working?

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by Keitai, 2 Nov 2019.

  1. JohnD

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    that looks like a mesh grease trap.

    if it's greasy, it should be scrubbed with hot water and detergent. Mine says it can also go in the dishwasher.

    if aluminium, it may go dull or grey.
     
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    How do you know this?

    I called the company from sticker on fan. They said my local supplier address. I called their engineer. He said it would cost £140 just for motor and £170 for whole unit and he suggested replacing the whole unit. Shall just buy this and fit myself? 1573467401082694302013022735288.jpg
     
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    I think I would. But not with another Cooke and Lewis

    Take the old one off first, measure your gap, position of electrical outlet, position and size of exhaust duct (if any)

    I have been pleased with Elica extractor hoods. But email and ask for their glossy brochure as the website is awful to navigate. Look at noise in db, and extraction rate in cubic metres per hour. There may be other good makes
     
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    I'm wondering where the rest of the two prongs of the lightbulb are? Op where you a little forceful when you unscrewed the bulb? I ask cause without the rest the bulb wouldn't have stayed in the holder.

    I get the feeling it's going to be cheaper , easier and quicker to replace the entire hood , they are not that expensive. (Especially if you're not electrically minded and don't have test gear)
     
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    Just taken extractor down. Shouldnt there be a pipe going from it to the ceiling? There's no hole in the ceiling or wall. What's going on?


    I called Elica and they said their fans use only 6 inch pipes to take out the fumes. 20191115_111332.jpg 20191115_111344.jpg
     
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    It's been used as a recirculating extractor only.

    There should be a carbon filter fitted in it which removes the smells has this ever been changed?
     
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    Nah. To be honest I just saw the metal mesh thing and inside the motor. Dont know if there was one of those

    Been onto the property management people to get s duct hole fitted. Preferably through roof if not wall.
     
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    I guess it would best to take the duct out the roof. In top floor of flats with flat roof. If not take it out of wall next to window. Ive got number of a gut with a 6 inch drill bit. Should I box it in if I do that? 15738389470046096596492144526577.jpg
     
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    If you are leasehold you may find that the freeholder doesn't want you punching holes through the roof or wall.

    Roof would certainly be the better way to hide the pipe and not have any boxing in.

    If no luck then you can also use it as a recirculating extractor just need to make sure a carbon filter is fitted as it's a little pointless using the extractor without it!
     
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    Are you leasehold/owner or do you rent? If renting then it is landlords responsibility to repair/replace.

    I bought same extractor, (Cooke & Lewis), from B&Q about 4 years ago and had no problems with it. Cost £60 if I remember correctly though I doubt they would do spares for it. If it's your responsibility then simply buy a new one but do fit an outlet for maximum efficiency.
     
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    Well I'm not allowed to go through ceiling so I'll have to run the duct along the top to the wall on same side as window and get a hole drilled there. I could box the ducting in. Is it worth it? Will it look crap and put people off when I sell it? Or get another one which recirculated the air? 15742869471798074152534889418805.jpg
     
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    If you go for a box in then because you have coving it's going to stick out a mile and look crap , you may have to remove all your coving to disguise it.

    What is the other side of the wall the fan is on?

    I personally would stick with a recirculating fan , not ideal I know
     
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    I observe that it's in a kitchen.

    Fit some kitchen wall cabinets and nobody will see the duct.
     
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