QDo you need to remove the entire cooker hood from the wall in order to fit this?1 Answer
- 04 January 2012
This is the first time I attempted this, but I didn't remove the entire rangehood. I turned the power off first, then I removed the top bit (the bit that covers the exhaust pipe - not the rangehood). It was silicon sealed, which I cut first. Then there are four screws that you unscrew from the top that releases the fan unit. It will still be attached to the power cord so it will sort of hang (you need someone to help hold it from underneath). Then unscrew the black side panel (the left side). The impeller is held there by a bolt. Release the bolt and washers and then the impeller will slide out. Slide the new one in and then add the bolt and washers back again. (the bolt was difficult to release as everything inside the fan unit was greasy and the axle needed to be held with pliers so it didn't turn while unscrewing the bolt). Screw the side panel back again and then hold up the fan unit up inside the rangehood to screw it back in from the top.
Other notes: Its a good idea to scrape out any grease inside the fan case. Also if you take off the right side panel where the fan engine is attached, it will allow the metal casing to be totally removed and cleaned, but pay attention to how its setup. The engine is clipped into the side panel and if it comes out, you will need to twist and clip it back in again.