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VENT NOT SUCKING

YOU CAN TURN THE FAN ON AND HEAR THE SOUNDS BUT I DON'T THINK IT IS REALLY SUCKING OUT THE SMOKE

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I would suggest checking the filters, checking the duct work (including the outdoor vent) and if that doesn't turn up the problem, the hood vent exhaust fan blade assembly may have come loose on the shaft.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here to help you verify the filter status and duct work.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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