Range hood symptoms

When the lights and fan don't work, the exhaust fan is noisy or the fan isn't pulling much air up from the cooktop, you'll need to troubleshoot the range hood problem. Use our symptoms and DIY troubleshooting steps to help determine the problem, then find the replacement parts you need by typing your range hood model number in the search bar and looking at the parts diagrams. Once you've got the part, use our range hood repair guides to help install it and get your range hood going again.

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Symptoms common to all range hoods

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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: electronic control board failure, bad user interface control, light and fan switch failures, 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: loose mounting screws, bad fan motor, damaged fan blade, worn fan motor bearings
Main causes: bad light bulb, broken light switch, bad electronic control, user interface control failure, bad light socket, 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.

December 2, 2015

Wiring schematic symbols explained video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

January 22, 2015

How to clean stainless steel appliances video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

November 1, 2014

Range hood common questions

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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