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How to Change a Kitchen Extractor Fan in 5 Easy Steps!



Introduction:


Are you ready to tackle a DIY kitchen project?


Replacing an extractor fan may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and some patience, it can be quite easy.


Let’s take a look at how to replace the extractor fan in the kitchen in just five easy steps.


Step 1: Shut off the Power Supply


Before you start work on any electrical appliance, make sure to shut off the power supply!


Unscrew the cover of your fuse box and turn off your main switch.


Once you’ve finished replacing your fan, make sure to turn it back on again before testing.


Step 2: Remove Your Old Extractor Fan


Carefully unscrew the old fan from its wall mountings and unplug it from its wiring.


It should come away relatively easily but if you need some extra leverage use a screwdriver or similar tool.


Make sure not to damage the wall or ceiling while doing this.


Step 3: Prepare Your New Fan for Installation


Your new fan should come with instructions on how to install it correctly.


Read these carefully as each model will be slightly different.


Once you have read all of the instructions, connect your new fan following these guidelines and prepare it for installation by attaching mounting screws where necessary.


Make sure that all of your wires are connected properly and securely before proceeding further.


Also, check that everything is plugged into its designated socket and that no wires have been crossed in the process.


Finally, double-check that all screws are tightened securely before moving on to the next step.


If something does not look right or feel secure, do not proceed further until fixed!


Step 4: Install Your New Extractor Fan Now


It's time to put up your new fan!


Place it against the wall or ceiling where needed and mark out where you plan on drilling holes for mounting screws (if applicable).


Carefully drill into those positions and then use raw plugs (and wall plugs if required) to hold them firmly in place.


Finally, attach your new fan using either screws or clamps - whichever method was specified by your product manual - ensuring everything is secure before turning back on the power supply and testing out your new extractor fan!


Step 5: Test & Enjoy Your New Extractor Fan


After turning back on the power supply, test out your new extractor fan by turning it on at both low and high speeds.


Checking noise levels as well as suction capabilities - before patting yourself on the back for completing such an impressive DIY project! Enjoy!


Things you may need to have or to do in the process?

  • Range hood

  • Fan blade

  • Fan motor

  • Vent hood

  • Circuit breaker

  • Electric range

  • Ductwork installation

  • Wires connected

  • Wall cap

  • Motor shaft

  • New hood

  • Plug

  • Access

  • Space

  • Cover unit

  • Flat wall surface


1. How do I shut off the power supply before starting work on a kitchen extractor fan?


To shut off the power supply before starting work on an extractor fan, you will need to unscrew the cover of your fuse box and turn off your main switch.


Once you’ve finished replacing your fan, make sure to turn it back on again before testing.


2. What tools will I need to remove an old extractor fan from its wall mountings?

To remove the old extractor fan from its wall mountings, you will need a screwdriver or similar tool to help you with leverage.


Additionally, you may also need pliers or an adjustable wrench to remove nuts and screws.


Make sure not to damage the wall or ceiling while doing this.


3. How can I ensure that all of my wires are connected properly before installing a new kitchen extractor fan?


Before installing a new kitchen extractor fan, make sure to read the product's instructions carefully and connect all of your wires according to these guidelines.


Check that everything is plugged into its designated socket and that no wires have been crossed in the process.


Finally, double-check that all screws are tightened securely before moving on to the next step.


If something does not look right or feel secure, do not proceed further until fixed!


4. What kind of screws or clamps should I use to attach my new fan depending on the product manual?


The type of screws or clamps you should use to attach your new fan will depend on the product manual.


Make sure to read it carefully to know exactly what type of screws or clamps you need as well as the best way to secure them.


If in doubt, always seek professional help to ensure your fan is installed correctly and safely.


5. How can I check that my new extractor fan is working correctly?

After turning back on the power supply, test out your new extractor fan by turning it on at both low and high speeds.


6. What kind of access and space do I need to install a kitchen range hood?

To install a kitchen range hood, you will need access to your ceiling or wall for the fan and ductwork installation.

7. How can I ensure that my fan blade, fan motor, vent hood, and circuit breaker are all properly connected?

To ensure that your fan blade, fan motor, vent hood and circuit breaker are all properly connected, make sure to read the product's manual carefully and follow the instructions.


Check that all wires are connected correctly to their designated sockets and make sure to double-check that all screws are tightened securely before testing the fan.


If something does not look right or feel secure, do not proceed further until fixed!


8. How can I secure my new fan to a flat wall surface properly?

To secure your new fan to a flat wall surface, you will need the appropriate screws and plugs for installation.


If needed, use a drill and wall anchors to provide a secure fit. You may also need to purchase special screws or bolts depending on the product manual's instructions


9. What kind of plug should I use for the installation of my kitchen extractor fan?

For the installation of your kitchen extractor fan, you will need to use a plug that is rated for the same or higher voltage than the fan itself.


Make sure to carefully read the product manual before choosing a plug to ensure it is compatible with your fan.


10. What kind of wall cap should I use for the ductwork installation of my new hood?

For the ductwork installation of your new hood, you will need a wall cap that is suitable for your fan and duct size.


Conclusion:


Replacing an extractor fan may seem like a big job but with our five easy steps, we've shown you just how simple it can be!


All you need is patience, some basic tools and knowledge of how electricity works.

Oh, plus maybe some advice from an experienced electrician if things get too tricky – but other than that anyone can do this job easily enough at home without having to call in expert help!


So why not give it a go? or get in touch with Swift Handyman London


You'll save yourself some money while also gaining valuable knowledge about tackling DIY jobs around the house – what have you got to lose?!


Good luck!

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