When to change the extraction hood?

When to change the extraction hood?

In previous notes we have talked about how to take care of an induction cooktop and when to change it due to deterioration because of use and time or in order to take advantage of the long term benefits new technology has to offer. Although cooktops are one of the most important appliances in the kitchen, it is not the only element that can present issues, extraction hoods can also have them.

That is why, in today's note, we share with you the most common problems that occur in extraction hoods and if, depending on how severe the issue is, it is necessary to consider changing it completely.

Common problems in extraction hoods

To determine if the extraction hood needs to be changed, you have to consider the most common issues they may present.

Blown fuses or bulbs

One of the most common problems that can occur in hoods is a blown fuse or bulb, mainly due to use. This is an easy case to solve, you just have to change them for new ones, and this is not considered a sign that the hood needs to be changed.

Oil accumulation

One of the objectives of the extraction hoods is to eliminate the oil droplets from the air, if it is not given constant maintenance, oil can accumulate in the upper part of the hood and later on filter inside the engine.

If it leaks into the engine, it can cause it to be damaged and depending on the severity of the problem and hood model, you may be forced to change the engine or the hood completely.

Common problems in extraction hoods

Engine deterioration

Deterioration is a result of time and use, especially if the hood is used at the highest power, after cooking and for many hours. The fact that parts wear is normal, so an engine overhaul is necessary to determine the severity of the problem.

In this case, if the issue can be fixed with an exchange of parts the hood may not need to be changed, but if the issue is greater, it will be necessary to consider changing the entire extraction hood.

Problems with the differential

This type of problem can be caused by: faulty cables, burnt power plug due to use or worn motor windings. In order to detect what is affecting the differential, it is necessary to request the help of a technician, who will check the components of the hood.

In the simplest cases, exchanging the damaged parts will fix the problem, but if the issue created a short-circuit that has caused greater damage; the safest scenario would be to change the entire extraction hood.

In order to avoid these problems, it is recommended that the extraction hood is periodically cleaned, especially to avoid oil leaking into the engine and short-circuits.

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