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Old 05-28-2016, 08:16 AM   #1
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Hood fan 8289WS

Does anyone have a hood fan that appears to intake air rather than exhaust as it should. I had my dealer check it out and he states that it is functioning normally. When I go outside and unlock the side damper and my wife turns on the fan the damper is sucked back into the closed position. I didn't want to alter any wiring seeing that it is still under warranty but once again questionable QC.
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:52 AM   #2
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NEVER had a hood fan pull air. Get the dealer to check it again and prove to you that it is working properly.
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:08 AM   #3
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Open the flapper, go inside and turn on the hood fan, light a match and blow it out and hold it near the intake... see which way the smoke goes. You'll know in an instant if it is working correctly.
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I dropped my microwave down and turned the motor around so it would blow air out. It's easy to do. Most microwave fans come blowing in instead of out


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I dropped my microwave down and turned the motor around so it would blow air out. It's easy to do. Most microwave fans come blowing in instead of out


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Hood fan, not microwave fan.
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Polarity is backwards on the motor. Just swap the leads on the motor.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:05 PM   #7
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Yep that was it. Was wired incorrectly from the factory, took your advice and all is working well, thank you!


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I have a microwave that vents back into the living space, a factory install by Cedar Creek. I would like to vent it outside but I'm not sure how to do it. The oven is pretty tight against the rear of the cabinet and I believe the exterior wall of the RV is not very thick so I need some guidance on how to connect an exterior vent louver to the microwave. Has anyone done this? The way the microwave works now nothing gets vented to outdoors which is silly since we have the normal propane stove/oven below it and numerous warning stickers about dangers of carbon monoxide on the surrounding cabinet. Thank you!
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:50 PM   #9
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Believe it or not my Cedar Creek came with a outside vent but the microwave blew exhaust air into camper. I dropped the microwave and turned the motors around. You may can drop the microwave and you may have a X marks the spot to install a vent in. If not you can measure where the vent goes at and drill one. I cut a hole in my Cedar Creek to install a washer/dryer, I cut a stud out but the way Cedar Creek glues everything up that wasn't a problem


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I understand what you mean but how would I ever seal/connect the exterior louvre to the rear of the microwave? Any idea? Thanks very much!
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