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    advice on how to identify what is causing a kitchen extractor fan isn't working


    My kitchen extractor fan isn't working properly even though it gives the appearance that it is functioning as normal. What might be the cause of this and how can I identify the specific cause?

    Asked by Adam on 18th Aug 2020
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    Nathan Howard

    "Most likely an electrical fault but you could just test it by taking off the plastic casing and checking for blockages. Best to contact a professional."

    Answered on 21st Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Podium property maintenance

    "Could you please be more specific on why it appears to be functioning normaly.
    I suspect an electrical fault"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Odd Jobs Kirriemuir

    "This could be down to a blockage in the fan, usually a cause of a build up of grease. The filter may also need replacing (oven extractor)

    Kitchen extractor fan like a bathroom extractor again could be blocked, if it starts squealing then it will require replacing"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    JR Property Maintenance

    "Hi, there it is likely an electrical fault but check for blockages."

    Answered on 14th Sep 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    andytebraake electrical

    "Do you know where the exhaust fumes come out? If you do can you confirm whether there is a good amount of air flow coming out from there or does it seem to be restricted? It is also a good idea to check your filters too and make sure they are clean from debris."

    Answered on 9th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    T@P decorating

    "I’ve just done a job like this and believe it or not it was blocked with leaves. A good clean and all go again"

    Answered on 20th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    The pink Pinter

    "If it is working electrically and just not extracting then it is just a case of a blocked filter.
    Most filters are washable if can soak in warm water in soda crystals which asda and all supermarkets sell.
    Or if fabric then this is a filter media can buy online tey amazon.
    If this helps great but if not happy to attend site FOC for 1st 30mins...
    Kind regards The Pink Painter"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    W&P All Works

    "Hi, check it for build up of dust and grease this can cause it to not work right clean it regularly as well."

    Answered on 3rd Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Larson Home Services

    "There may be some options: a problem with the electrical installation, a mechanic problem, a factory problem and a high accumulation of grease."

    Answered on 26th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

    "A blockage in the vent or the fan is not powerful enough."

    Answered on 6th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

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