Kitchaid Range hood


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Old 04-06-18, 11:06 AM
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Kitchaid Range hood

I love this range hood but am having an annoying light issue, Light will come on & off for no reason that I can understand. See video: https://youtu.be/_2bq_pzVvII I've of course replaced the bulb & then the starter. Any ideas?
 
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Old 04-06-18, 12:02 PM
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I agree. That looks like an LED not liking a ballast. Was that a fluorescent tube originally that you swapped for an LED replacement ?
 
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Looks like a 2' fixture and a T8 lamp (Either an F18T8 or probably an F17T8)
The F17T8 which you most likely used is not compatible with a pre-heat circuit and will do the same thing in your video. You need an F20T12 lamp which is also 2' but a bigger diameter T12 = 1.5" T8 = 1"
 
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I had a bulb in for years without issue that suddenly began blinking like you see in the video. I assumed it was simply a failing bulb & bought a new one a Home Depot. I replaced a fluorescent with a fluorescent. The new one mimicked the same issues as the old one.
 
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My current bulb IS a F17T8
 
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My current bulb IS a F17T8
As stated elsewhere wrong bulb. You need a T-12 or just throw the balast and starter in the trash and use an LED retrofit tube. Probably cheaper than a T-12 fluorescent tube.

LED example: https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/19...gaAko2EALw_wcB
 
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That would be incredible it the fix is that easy. I just ordered a t-12 bulb. Thanks a ton, I'll keep you posted
 
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I'd have went with an LED not a T-12. A fixture old enough to have a starter probably means a very old ballast one step from dying.
 
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Will an LED work with the existing fixture, or will I have to do some retrofitting?
 
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As I previously wrote you remove the ballast and starter. You attach the hot and neutral of your 120 volts in to the wires from the tombstones (bulb sockets). The LED will have instructions that tell you if you hook hot and neutral to one end or hot to one end and neutral to the other end. Some manufacturers use both ends some use only one end.
 
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Good news friends! The T12 did the job. I'm thrilled that is was such an easy fix. Kitchenaid recommended a new control board at over $500. Thanks a ton!
 
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Good news friends! The T12 did the job. I'm thrilled that is was such an easy fix. Kitchenaid recommended a new control board at over $500. Thanks a ton!
Thanks for posting back with the results that the proper lamp works
PS: How old is the range hood? I have never seen one that used a linear fluorescent tube before, but I have seen older ranges with them on the top to illuminate the controls and cooking area
 
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Old 04-24-18, 08:35 AM
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This hood is about 15yrs old & was about $1200 then
 
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$500 to replace a light bulb, remind me not to call them. Although their solution would have been the entire lamp fixture it is still silly they couldn't help.

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