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Old 08-17-2015, 10:43 AM   #1
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Range hood light

We have a 19' footer, new in November '14. We're very pleased.

However the range hood light does not work. Not absolutely sure but we can't remember it ever working.

The range hood has a small translucent white plastic rectangle over the light, in front of the range hood filter. I haven't figured out how to remove that plastic light cover without bending or breaking something. I'll probably get that much figured out on my own. At some point.

But why the light does not work (from the switch on the front of the range hood) is another question. How would I debug this? Loose wire? Bad light?
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:55 AM   #2
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With our range hood light cover one just squeezes it to release it out of the slots . We have replaced the bulbs very often because it is a very loose fit ( bulb probably damaged from vibration) , but sometimes it just needs a wiggle into place .
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:50 AM   #3
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With our range hood light cover one just squeezes it to release it out of the slots . We have replaced the bulbs very often because it is a very loose fit ( bulb probably damaged from vibration) , but sometimes it just needs a wiggle into place .
I found a compatible LED at Lowe's or Home Depot for $10. Others have found them at truck stops. Should take care of it for a while. LED color is comparable to incandescent.

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Old 08-17-2015, 12:16 PM   #4
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Put thumb on top edge closest to you. Push down and wiggle and the cover will come off. You could also remove one screw holding the metal cover between the light and the front where the switch is. This would allow you to check that voltage is reaching the switch, if you have a voltmeter.

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Old 08-17-2015, 01:11 PM   #5
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Put thumb on top edge closest to you. Push down and wiggle and the cover will come off.
Ha Ha, ours come out by pushing up from the bottom.
The stock bulb appears to be a 194 and it puts out almost no light whatsoever. An LED would be a great improvement.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
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we replaced with LED:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o05_s00
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I found a compatible LED at Lowe's or Home Depot for $10. Others have found them at truck stops. Should take care of it for a while. LED color is comparable to incandescent.

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Think we'll have to check that out . Jon V. advised on one a while back but we've been so involved in home renos all last winter ,and now landscaping that we just didn't get around to it ....but we sure get into Homedepot and Lowe's often enough ...thanks !
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:05 PM   #8
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I bought an LED light replacement at a local RV dealer. It wasn't bright enough as the LEDs were curled around the core like corn kernels on a cob. Then I got another one from Camping World ( LED Replacement Directional Bulb with Wedge Mount Connection - Diamond 52601-WW - Light Bulbs - Camping World ) and it is much better as it is a flat plate with more LEDs on it so they all shine down. There is a slight problem as the mount causes some of the LEDs to be hidden behind the opening. I am thinking of taking the hood apart so I can move the mount to a better position.
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