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I have a Viking 48 inch gas range, with a Viking Hood with four blowers that vent thru the roof. The four squirrel cages cannot be removed for cleaning, in fact, they are a cleaning nightmare. Even a Viking service man told me the squirrel cages cannot be taken down. Who designed this? Also, the four flimsy metal flaps that vent to the roof, no longer snap back down due to grease build up, so we have a heating problem with kitchen heat escaping thru four large gaps in the vent. I am ready to tear the whole thing out and start again.

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SOURCE: I bought an older unit Viking Ultra line range

I took the motor out of the range hood. There is a set screw holding the squirrel cage fan in place which I unscrewed enough to slide the fan part off. I then boiled the part in a deep pan with lots of dish soap. I then brushed away the remaining debris. Avoid using dishwasher detergent which is effective but seems to erode the aluminum.

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      Turn the electricity to the air conditioning unit off at the
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      Open the air handler\'s access panels with the correct size of nut driver, usually 5/16- or 1/4-inch. Save the screws.









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      Follow the wires from the blower motor. Two wires will go to
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      Cut the wires leading into the control panel with wire cutters. Leave the cut wires connected inside of the control panel.





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      Unscrew the squirrel cage\'s locking-screw with an adjustable
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      Replace the control panel\'s cover, if equipped, and the
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