Common faults & problems with electric hoods

Cooker extractor hoods have become a fundamental appliance in many kitchens. The technicians of our company have repaired a lot of them in London, and have put together this article that summarizes some common problems that electric hoods can experience.

First of all, one of the most common problems encountered when repairing an electric hood is that its light bulbs have failed. Most of the times the illumination built-in these appliances is designed for being used for short periods of time. However, a lot of people make the mistake of using them for hours to illuminate all the kitchen. They were not designed for this purpose. They also tend to get very hot very quickly. Of course, they will still die at some moment, but this is a healthy tip to extend their service life.

Another common problem is that after some time using a hood, there can be bad smells coming from it. There are many causes for this. First, there can be greasy residues and dust accumulating inside it, therefore, as it would be done for any other appliance, it is highly recommended to clean it from time to time.

Finally, sometimes it happens that the amount of air being pulled from the cooking area is not good enough. In other words, it can be felt that the hood is lacking power. Considering the overall simplicity in the design of this kind of appliances, there can be two reasons behind an issue of this kind: first, the motor might be broken, meaning that it would need to be replaced. However, sometimes this also can happen because the vent is obstructed. Make sure to inspect the air exhaust in order to ensure that there isn’t any kind of blockage.

We hope that these simple tips will help to extend the service life of your electric hood as much as possible. Like any other appliance, they need to be taken care of by performing regular cleaning and some quick inspection from the outside. If any further issue is experienced, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will send a technician to your place anywhere in London.