Range hood articles

From how to clean your range hood to the most common questions, these articles and how-to videos give advice for maintaining and using your range hood to get the best possible results from the appliance. For more DIY advice, check out our range hood repair help section for troubleshooting guidance and step-by-step repair instructions.

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Articles and videos common to all range hoods

June 29, 2022
Introduction image for Sears and Sears PartsDirect questions article.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about Sears and Sears PartsDirect.

June 22, 2022
Introduction image for article on common range hood replacement parts.

See the most common replacement parts needed for your range hood.

August 18, 2021
Using a wiring schematic to trace a current.

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

August 18, 2021
Wiring schematic symbols explained.

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

August 17, 2021
How to read a wiring schematic.

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

July 9, 2021
How to clean stainless steel appliances.

Learn how to keep the stainless-steel appliances in your home clean and shining bright.

October 26, 2016
How to repair broken or damaged wires.

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.

January 18, 2016
How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts.

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

November 1, 2014
Range hood common questions.

See what questions many people have about using, maintaining and and repairing their range hoods.

January 1, 1970
Riding mower fuse

Learn how to tell whether a fuse is blown

Symptoms common to all range hoods

Choose a symptom to see related range hood repairs.

Main causes: loose mounting screws, bad fan motor, damaged fan blade, worn fan motor bearings
Main causes: lack of electrical power, bad electronic control board, faulty user interface, fan and light switch failure, wiring problems
Main causes: bad fan switch, electronic control board failure, faulty user interface control, wiring failure
Main causes: clogged air filters, air duct problems, fan motor failure, broken fan blade
Main causes: bad light bulb, broken light switch, bad electronic control, user interface control failure, bad light socket, wiring failure
Main causes: sentry feature trips due to high cooktop temperature, bad temperature sensor, electronic control board failure
Main causes: electronic control board failure, bad user interface control, light and fan switch failures, wiring failure

Repair guides common to all range hoods

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your range hood.

December 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range hood fan motor

If the fan on the range hood won’t run, it’s likely that the fan motor has failed. Follow the steps in this guide to replace the fan motor.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
December 1, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range hood fan switch

The fan switch activates the fan motor in the range hood. If the fan switch is defective, replace it using the detailed steps in this repair guide.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
January 20, 2013
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range hood light socket

When you replace a light bulb and it still won’t work, the socket is likely defective. Use the detailed steps in this repair guide that show you how to replace it.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less