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Old 04-21-2016, 11:49 AM   #21
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Thanks, I'm now wondering if I'm the only one that has a range hood without a plastic cover plate, maybe mine fell out during installation.

Other thing I noticed is that the bottom edge of the flap appears to very slightly rub on the bottom of the housing. I might give mine a little sanding.

At any rate we'll keep using a clothes pin to hold it open, both for max. air flow and to serve as a reminder to lock the flap. Good thing I found it because it's provided a direct path in for mosquitoes.

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Old 04-21-2016, 11:56 AM   #22
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Thanks, I'm now wondering if I'm the only one that has a range hood without a plastic cover plate, maybe mine fell out during installation.

Other thing I noticed is that the bottom edge of the flap appears to very slightly rub on the bottom of the housing. I might give mine a little sanding.

At any rate we'll keep using a clothes pin to hold it open, both for max. air flow and to serve as a reminder to lock the flap. Good thing I found it because it's provided a direct path in for mosquitoes.

Ron
Going out to check mine here shortly . We have the stainless one . Pat
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:26 PM   #23
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Going out to check mine here shortly . We have the stainless one . Pat
Ron they put silver piece of tape over hole .They must of forgot to tape yours . Pat
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Ron they put silver piece of tape over hole .They must of forgot to tape yours . Pat
Just had a thought all the bugs can stick on other side of tape . Pat
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Just had a thought all the bugs can stick on other side of tape . Pat
Better there than inside the trailer.

So, we have one range hood with the recirculating vent wide open, one with a plastic plug and one taped over with silver tape.

For anyone who wants their fan working as best it can, it'd probably be an item worth checking.

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Better there than inside the trailer.

So, we have one range hood with the recirculating vent wide open, one with a plastic plug and one taped over with silver tape.

For anyone who wants their fan working as best it can, it'd probably be an item worth checking.

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You are right about that Ron . Glad you pointed it out though so I could check . Thanks for the head 's up . Still need to check under bed and make sure my 120 is still secure . I might add a cable clamp to help it stay that way . Just pretty busy with other things right now , but I will get to it . Pat
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:07 PM   #27
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Ours is the stainless hood. The opening that Ron taped over on the inside of our hood already has a plastic cover on it. I cleaned the screen and installed it again, but to no avail... still not enough air movement to open up the flap. Bulldog clip it is!

cpaharley has the right idea, let the powerful MaxxFan do the work!
Glenn, did you try operating the fan with the mesh screen removed?

On mine with the mesh screen removed the flap opens fully when the fan is on, with the mesh screen installed the flap does not open. It is the charcoal filter inside the mesh screen causing the restriction on mine. The mesh screen without the charcoal filter you can see through the screen, with the filter you cannot see through. And yes mine has the recirculation opening blocked with the plug.
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Does anyone have a picture of plastic plug that some of us are missing ?Pat
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OK, so that's one open, one taped over with silver tape and two with plastic plugs.

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Yes Ian, I tried it with the screen removed and the flap didn't budge. When the fan was running I blew at the fan and that gave it enough pressure to open the flap. The flap is clean and free of any possibility of friction which would cause it to stick. I think the style and pitch of the fan blades are of a design that inhibits air movement. (Lousy design). When the fan is running without the screen there is more air movement being thrown sideways from the blade than there is air being directed towards the exit vent. This isn't a very big deal for us, but if we'd known about it, we would have omitted having the range hood and had another led light fixture fitted in its place.

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