DIY range hood repair

You rely on the powerful fan in your range hood to suck up and vent cooking odors and smoke from your cooktop. If your range hood is leaving you in a smoky, smelly fog, Sears PartsDirect has the know-how to help you clear the air. Our symptom troubleshooting can help you figure out the problem, and our DIY repair guides show you how to fix it.

Our range hood articles and videos help you with maintenance and troubleshooting tips, including how to clean a range hood filter. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your range hood, search for your model number.

Range Hoods

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: clogged air filters, air duct problems, fan motor failure, broken fan blade
Main causes: sentry feature trips due to high cooktop temperature, bad temperature sensor, electronic control board failure
Main causes: bad light bulb, broken light switch, bad electronic control, user interface control failure, bad light socket, wiring failure
Main causes: bad fan switch, electronic control board failure, faulty user interface control, wiring failure
Main causes: lack of electrical power, bad electronic control board, faulty user interface, fan and light switch failure, wiring problems
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 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
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a range hood electronic control board

The electronic control board activates the fan and lights in the range hood. If the electronic control board is defective, replace it using the detailed steps in this repair guide.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 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

Articles and videos common to all range hoods

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your range hood.

October 26, 2016

How to repair broken or damaged wires video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

January 18, 2016

How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

December 9, 2015

How to read a wiring schematic video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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