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Dales-Electronic, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 1466
Experience:  I am a Home Appliance / Refrigeration Technician of 25yrs+ with my own business and for multi-brand national companies.
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The cooker hood blows it doe not suck.

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The cooker hood blows it doe not suck.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 2 years ago.
Hello My name is Ian ~ I am not on the site constantly so please be patient whilst waiting for responses to you queries - would you kindly let me have the model number of the hood so that I can look up the specifications and see what type it is. Thanks.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

CDA EVP91SS Level 2 90cm Chimney Cooker Hood Stainless Steel

Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 2 years ago.
OK a quick question, is this a new installation or has the hood suddenly developed the problem?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

New install.

Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 2 years ago.
OK can you confirm that is has a vent pipe attached and is not in re-circulatory mode?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry I did not see your response. Yes it has a vent attached. How can I tell which mode it is in?


Expert:  Dales-Electronic replied 2 years ago.
I have just had a look at the installations instructions and whilst it refers to recirculation mode using charcoal filters it doesnt say where or how to change it over to direct extraction, usually there is a lever inside the cowl near the place where the motor goes into the chimnney that you move sideways. The other way of doing it is to take off the chimney cover and the extractor hose and you should be able to see the fan blades if not then you should be able to move the deflector out of the way. Finally once this is done run the extractor with the hose off and with a piece of paper see if the paper is help from dropping by the suction below.