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Advice on changing a Whirlpool ARK 689 1X Extractor hood m

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Advice on changing a Whirlpool ARK 689 1X Extractor hood motor?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 10 months ago.
Hello My name is Ian ~ I am not on the site constantly so please be patient whilst waiting for responses to you queries - before we start to strip the unit down what makes you think that the motor is faulty?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It does not work! The person present said she heard a load pop type bang and both bulbs also blew! A budding electrician had a quick look and said it was likely the motor caused a short and a electrical surge blew the bulbs!
Whats odd it did not blow any household fuses! The only other parts might be the circuit board or motor switch! I am not on site as its one of my rental properties 70 miles away! The house and Extractor is 6 years old and not extensively used as only occupied by one elderly lady for last 4 years.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
not load but "Loud"
Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 10 months ago.
Unfortunately your initial statement seemed to indicate that the motor was faulty when in fact it could be anything at this stage. Best thing your budding electrician should learn is not to guess in future - it usually causes you to get electrocuted.
Much more likely that it was the bulbs that blew and took a track off the circuit board. I would be taking the pcb out (power off) and checking for damage there firstly.

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