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Exhaust fan my mircowave is over my stovetop..theres a fan that pulls "whatever" from the stovetop.. okay at the top of the microwave theres something that looks like vents... my question is when the fan is on does it pull up through the bottom and does it come out of the top... I thought these fans pull up and let out outside??????? I hope you understand my question Thank You proving a point

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Re: exhaust fan

The fan pulls from the range top and either out those vents on top unless there is a vent in your upper cupboard. Then it is vented outside. Hope this helps.

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