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Fault cooker hood - add a fan in wall?

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by CodeCruiser, 22 Dec 2019.

  1. CodeCruiser

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    Hi all,

    My cooker hood that is from Ikea and seems to have been discontinued seems to have developed a problem. It only runs at the lowest speed. Changing capacitor hasn't helped. PCB is apparently ok according to a friend who checked it. Suspicion now is on motor.

    As it is a discontinued model, can't get a like for like replacement so have 2 options

    1) Buy another hood in cream colour and replace, doing any painting touching up etc as required
    2) Install an extractor fan in the wall within the hood pipe, remove hood motor and add a manual button to turn the fan on when required. Leave body of the hood including filters in place.

    Anyone done 2 before? Sounds doable or crazy?
     
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    2 could be done, but really can't see how that is cheaper, easier or any better than just buying a new extractor hood.

    If the motor works but only on one speed, the switch or wiring is a likely culprit. Should be possible to alter it so it runs on the highest speed all the time.
     
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    Thanks for responding. Tried with shorted switches to see if it is a switch issue (and tested switches as well) but no difference.
     
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    New hood
     
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    Hi jj4091,

    I did try looking for a replacement motor for exact model but did not find any. Would have to find one with matching size and screw locations I guess.
     
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