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Sure. I'm trying to get my range hood to work. Thought it…

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Sure. I'm trying to get my range hood to work. Thought it might be a bad breaker so I just replaced it. Still not working though. Any ideas?

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8/20/2017
Sam I
Sam I, Electrician
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Hello, welcome to Just Answer. I can help you. Is the hood on it's own breaker? Do you have a multi-meter or voltage tester available?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
it is. And I have a no touch voltage tester.

Ok, you can take the wiring compartment cover off and test to see if there is voltage making it to the hood.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It looks like it is. This no touch tester might be too sensitive for this.

Did you try and upload a picture? I got nothing here

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What's the voltage range of the sensor?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Sorry. One sec. The voltage range is 120-160 I believe.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
My bad. 50-1000V

ok. that should be fine for testing 120 volts. Even if the wires are close together

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I'm sorry I meant the wiring compartment of the hood

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I got the pics

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Oh okay. That one might be a bit tricky. One minute

ok

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Yes that's it. That silver cable should be your incoming power feed from the breaker

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My advice would be to turn off the power to it, then open up the small connection box and spread it all out so nothing is touching. Then turn it back on and you can check with your tester if the hot wire is receiving power

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Can you get the small metal cover off where the silver cable comes in?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Yep. One sec.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I found a broken fuse in here. Finally lol
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I should be good from here. Thanks for the help!

Ah ok!

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