Range Hood: Exhaust fan is noisy

Loose screws, a bad fan motor or a damaged fan blade can cause loud fan noises on a range hood.

First, tighten any loose installation screws that hold the range hood to the wall and cabinet. Check the fan mounting screws and tighten any loose screws.

Check the fan blade for damage. Replace the fan blade if it’s broken or damaged.

Worn bearings in the fan motor can make a loud squealing or whining noise and the fan motor typically gets extremely hot when motor bearings are bad. Replace the fan motor if it squeals or whines and gets extremely hot to the touch while running.

These repairs may help solve your Range Hood problem:

Replace the range hood fan motor

Blower fan motor

The fan motor spins the fan blade. If the fan motor hums or won't run properly when activated, replace it.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Replace the range hood fan blade

Blower fan blade

The fan blade spins on the motor shaft and moves exhaust air through the range hood to the outside of the home. If the fan blade is damaged, it vibrates and won’t move air properly. Examine the fan blade and replace it if it’s damaged.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.