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Problematic exhaust hood

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  1. #1
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    Default Problematic exhaust hood

    MIL has a range hood (no brand names on it) very contemporary flat stainless steel type with a little digital window on the front, has a shroud that covers the motor and the vent pipe that goes out the wall. Anyway he says that every time the power goes out even for a few seconds (Columbus Ohio and it happens often) that the vent fails to work UNTIL she unplugs the cord and re plugs it back in. I know this sounds weird BUT I turned up today and the unit wasn't working, I pulled out the plug, re plugged it in and yep sure enough it started working again.
    It is fed from an outlet that always works after the power surges, No GFCI's are on the circuit nothing else in the house does this.

    Anyone have any ideas ?

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    Hi,

    (no brand names on it)
    Any tags/name/model# on the inside?

    jeff.
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    ProAire 218 series

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    So far I have not had any luck finding much out....will keep trying.

    jeff.
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    I couldn't find much useful info on this type of a problem...other than it does sounds like the electronic control is at fault....but replacing the control -may- not help if it is designed that way....in other works I couldn't find out if the new(er) controls are better than the original one is. Most range clocks will flash 88:88 when the power goes out and comes back on....there where some that flashed the 88:88 for a bit and then went blank if we didn't set the clock again right after the power came back on. If no one was around or if the power went out while no one was home the customer would come home to a blank range clock and you could not set the clock. We had to remove power for a minute, reinstall power then we could set the clock time...this is just cheap circuitry built into the clock. Same may be with this range hood.

    Sorry I couldn't find out more.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
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    Thanks Jeff, that pretty well answers my question.

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