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Flap valve and noise

1. The hood is shipped with a 6 inch round flap valve, presumably to keep outside air from blowing into the kitchen. The manual makes no mention of this part. Is installation recommended? If so, just drop it into the opening at the top of the hood? 2. The blowers make an unusual noise, hard to describe, audible at low speed only. Am wondering if there's a bad bearing, etc. Where do I take the unit to have it checked out under warranty? Live in Seattle, Washington.

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Re: flap valve and noise

The flapper valve is a weather valve. Usually, it is installed in such a way that the flapper is vertical and closed. The pipe is installed on the'll need an EL pipe. Pivots allow it to open when the fan is on. If you don't install it, wind will blow into the unit and you will be rather unhappy.

It is possible that the sound you hear is normal when opened up. With all the covers in place, it should be nearly silent.

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