Getting to the bottom of a Broan appliance malfunction
Certain malfunctions are more common than others. For example:
If your Broan heater doesn't blow air, it may need a new motor.
If your heater isn't reaching the desired temperature, you may need a new thermostat or heating element.
If your Broan bathroom fan isn't working, try turning the fan blade by hand to check for damage. If that's not the problem, it may be the motor.
If the exhaust fan motor is humming in your Broan range hood, inspect it carefully. The motor shaft bearings may need replacement.
If your Broan range hood isn't venting properly, check the charcoal filter. If it's excessively dirty, replace it.
Common problems with Broan trash compactors
Won't stop running—The start switch may be stuck in the start position. Replace the start switch if it sticks in the start position.
Door doesn't open easily—Check to make sure that the drawer slides along the rails without any obstructions.
Unit runs continuously with the ram in upper position—The upper-limit switch is likely faulty and may need to be replaced.
Unit runs continuously with the ram in the lower position—This can be caused by issues with the drive gear or the drive chain.
Ram doesn't move while the motor is running—The power screw or power nut that moves the ram may be broken or loose. Inspect drive parts after disconnecting power and replace any worn or broken components.