loss of electric to range hood


Old 09-13-00, 12:24 PM
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I used a volt meter to test the wiring to my range hood and there is no electric coming into my range hood. I flipped the breaker and that did not fix it. It stopped working suddenly and no other outlets or lights have quit. Any suggestions as to how to approach the problem

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Old 09-13-00, 01:06 PM
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Do you think that maybe someone jumped the wiring to the range hood off of a gfci outlet nearby in your kitchen? If so, test/re-set nearby gfci outlet. If the hood is on its own circuit breaker, did you flip it all the way off before flipping it back on to re-set it? If these two simple possibilities don't help, use an electrical tester and test the breaker on & off. Might be a bad breaker. I'm not an electrician, but this is where I would start. If this doesn't help, just come back in here and one of the pro electricians can help you better. Good Luck!
Old 09-13-00, 05:54 PM
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Old Guy has some pretty good ideas in his reply.

History tells us that most electricians will get power for a range hood from the nearest switch or receptacle. It is against Code to get the power from a kitchen receptacle but it seems to still be a very common wiring design.

You might also check to make sure your switch has not gone out in your range hood, check for a loose wire in a wire nut in the switch boxes in the area of the fan on both sides of the wall, check for a loose connection in a receptacle in the area of the range hood on both sides of the wall.

A range hood pulls very little power. Electricians commonly get the power for it anywhere most convenient.

Good Luck


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