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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?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: About an hour or so
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Depends on the difficulty
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Don't think so

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?

Customer: replied 2 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.

Customer: replied 2 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

What's the voltage range of the sensor?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sorry. One sec. The voltage range is 120-160 I believe.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My bad. 50-1000V

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

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Here are a couple pics

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

I got the pics

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Oh okay. That one might be a bit tricky. One minute


Customer: replied 2 months ago.

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

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

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Not sure how much space I have to separate these guys

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

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Yep. One sec.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I found a broken fuse in here. Finally lol
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I should be good from here. Thanks for the help!

Ah ok!

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