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The filters on our viking hood keep falling out. Seems like when a little grease builds up on the ledge of the hood the filter comes crashing down on the stove. Anyone else having this issue? Better yet anyone have a solution as to how to keep these filters from falling out??

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I'm having the same problem, and I'm fed up. One of these days the filter is going to fall into a boiling pot and potentially seriously injuring someone. I'm surprised this isn't a recall issue with these hoods. I've temporarily fixed it by applying exhaust muffler tape to the filter and hood where it rests ( on the area closest to the wall). This is a temporary fix, however. I do plan on taking this serious problem up with Viking. This is a serious design flaw that can be potentially very dangerous.

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