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I have a microwave hood combination.the problem is with the hood.i am using it in a recirculation installation.the intake has very little suction.it will just hold up a tissue.the discharge has a lot of discharge

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In re-circ mode it has two filters, one on the bottom, clean in sink, and the second behind the grill on the top, two screws hold in the grill, remove and replace charcoal filter and you should be fine

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