Question about GE Monogram ZV1050SFSS 42" Island Chimney Hood

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Halogen Lights Failing

I am an appliance salesman for a locally owned business in my city. I sold this hood to a customer of mine that has been having problems with the halogen lighting. Initially the lights just quit working. Three seperate service calls were made to repair the problem. Each time after the lights failed shortly after. The whole hood was replaced and two days later the lights failed again. There have been no problems with the vent motor at all, only the lights. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks!!!

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    We replaced the bulbs and it still doesn't work...None of the lights work. It is only 2 years new.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    We are having the same problem with our 2 years new hood. All of the lights started to flicker about 1 week ago (they'd get bright and then dim) and today they don't come on at all. Must say that we've been pretty unimpressed with our complete kitchen purchase in general. It took almost 1 year to get our Monogram refridgerator to the point where we don't need to call the service dept. every month. Sounds like that is what we'll have to do again....

  • GE Victim Mar 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. I installed the GE Monogram ZV1050SFSS 42" hood,
    and the lights and fan worked great for a week. Then, after 8 days of
    use, the lights quit working. I had a GE repairman come out and
    examine the hood. The bulbs and fuses were checked and were all OK.
    The repairman replaced the circuitboard
    and the transformer box. The lights then worked great for about 10
    days, before quiting again. The repairman has now been out four
    times. I am currently negotiating with the GE Chairman's office to have GE replace the entire hood. It is still under warranty.

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    two of the 4 blubs do not work. They were replace but no luck.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    My GE Monogram hood is six years old, still looks great, I had to change the motor once, purchased the motor online and replaced it myself, fairly easy, I was able to save a few bucks. Well now problem is with all four halogen lights. Wife reported all 4 bulbs went out. I checked the fuse but it is still good. Any ideas??? Thanks. Sylvio

  • hsbrowser Apr 22, 2009

    lights went out on hood after one year. I went to replace fuses and found burnt wire in fuse box. Warranty period has expired by several months.

  • sparkyjules Apr 26, 2009

    I have the same problem with the lights not working.  I bought a fuse #wb27x10542, but I can't figure out where it goes.  I opened the little black box, but there doesn't seem to be a fuse inside to replace.  Someone help?

  • tormeycarol May 11, 2010

    two of 4 lights stopped working - the two lights were replaced - no luck??? Help

  • Jason Yoo May 17, 2012

    Change the halogen lamps into led lamps that will save you a lot of money and maintenance fee,the most important thing is to enjoy high reputation.Pls feel free to contact me :jason@baoyin-light.com or +86-15816935677 Jason

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I had the same experiences with my lights. I placed a 50v bulb and it blew the fuses. The fusees located on the right side of the bottom duct cover. use 5a 125 v fuse GE part # wb27x10542 but you can find a cheaper fuse at Radio Shack. Good luck

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  • grahamhall Oct 31, 2013

    halogen lamps get very hot. The ones on my cooker hood were enclosed in very small space behind a glass cover. I simply took the glass out so the bulbs run much cooler and last much longer. They are still safe as they are at the back of the hood out of harms way.

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If the hood is on the same circuit as the range / cooker then maybe there is a power surge when the cooker is turned on or off, or possibly a low voltage when the cooker is running - that will often damage halogens - try wiring the hood totally seperate. Unless there is a similar generic fault with both hoods, power supply has to be the problem. (I am guessing that the bulbs were the right ones). Hope this can help :)

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Led lamps can help you to solve the lighting problems,no need to repair the lamps time to time,we provide three year warranty for all our led cooker hood lamps.
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