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Old 06-05-2014, 06:14 PM   #1
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Ok, I've searched and read all the explanations but I can't figure out how to get that damn flap open. I push up on the tabs and it feels like I'm going to break them off. Dealer didn't know how to open it either so I figured it wouldn't be that tough and I'll play with it later. Well, later is here and can't get those tabs to release without feeling like they are going to break off.

Can someone post of pic of what it looks like when it's open? Maybe that will trigger something.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:18 PM   #2
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On mine the two tabs in the lower corners are pulled down. The flap doesn't open yet, only when the vent hood fan is running, air pressure forces it open and not very much when it is open.

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Just get a thin bladed flat screwdriver and stick it under the tab and twist. Once you get it opened, I'd leave it open like I did 2 yrs ago. I did wrap a pc of Velcro on the bottom to keep it from making noise when the wind blows.
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If you have this type, use your thumb and push up and outward.....they might be tough or you can use a flat screwdriver to pry open.....
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Mine is old fashioned and simple. Having seen the others I see why you would have a question before you forced it and possibly broke it.

Closed and latched, then open with fan running
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Amen to that. The dealer has not show me how to poem yet. MH getting some addons I a warned him to have the answer when I pick it up next week used the oven and smoke alarm was going nuts.
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used the oven and smoke alarm was going nuts.
I think that's pretty normal. In our trailer I think the alarm is hypersensitive and located too close to the kitchen. Sometimes it winds up in the entertainment center storage. May get a new one from Lowe's soon.

Come to think of it, it IS an RV and EVERYTHING is close to the kitchen!
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Mine is like the one pictured in post #3 and #4. If I push up and out it feels like it's going to break off.
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Mine is like the one pictured in post #3 and #4. If I push up and out it feels like it's going to break off.
If you don't have two thin bladed screw drivers, use two butter knives will work too. Don't worry about breaking them, it will unlatch.
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its rough on the fingers, but will open with enough force. I leave mine open. It lays flat when fan is off.
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