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    Cooker Hood and motor replacement


    Hi, I have a kitchen cooker hood and motor that needs replacing as the motor is about 10+ years old now and has stopped working. My question is do I need an electrician to do the job?

    It would be a straight swap, I'd need the person to find a new cooker hood and motor. The issue is there are tiles all around the original cooker hood. When our existing one was installed we had tiles placed around it and now my family don't want to remove the tiles but need a cooker hood that can fit within them. Would this be possible to do?

    Asked by Sadia on 26th Mar 2021
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    Southway electrical contractors ltd

    "I would recommend using an electrician, as some minor alterations maybe required to the circuit if a like for like can not be sourced."

    Answered on 30th Apr 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Elf Electrical

    "You need an electrician, and if the exact cooker hood can be sourced then there would be little making good. However if the exact cooker hood can’t be sourced, expect considerable making good. Hope that helps 👍"

    Answered on 30th Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Chris’s Electrical & Maintenance Services

    "Yes, the source of power to the extractor hood needs to be correctly isolated before removing old fan & replacing it"

    Answered on 30th Mar 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    S.B Electrical

    "Hi Sadie.

    Yes you need a electrician and it's a trickier job than it sounds. Also I would have a fear that you may struggle for a part with it being ten year old.

    Cheers. Sean"

    Answered on 30th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    A.S Electrical

    "Cost of replacing the motor, would be approximately the cost of a new hood from B&Q, Cooke and Lewis. Other wise be a new motor with a old speed controller, and yes can be Installed on existing tiles."

    Answered on 30th Mar 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Seyit Soner Simsek

    "There are many different brands and sizes. To find the one that suits you best, go to a store and ask a staff member for help. If you buy maybe 1-2 cm bigger, it's okay. You don't need an electrician to install it. you can do it yourself."

    Answered on 16th Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Brindle Installations Ltd

    "Personally I would try and obtain the exact model and swap over the internal parts leaving the existing surround in situ, this way the tiles would not be disturbed."

    Answered on 6th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    ALS Electrics

    "You’ll need an electrician to do that job as it’s not a like for like swap so circuit may need altering."

    Answered on 13th Jul 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report

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