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Vent Hood not Removing Smoke or Odor

Jenn-Air Vent Hood Not Removing Smoke or Odor 

The Jenn-Air range hood is designed to remove smoke, cooking vapors, and odors from the cooktop area. For best results, start the hood before cooking and allow it to operate several minutes after the cooking is complete to clear all smoke and odors from the kitchen.

Are the Controls Set Correctly?

Refer to the Owner's Manual for specific operating instructions.

Is the Grease Filter Clean and Installed Correctly?  

For optimal performance, operate the ventilation system with the filter properly installed. To avoid the buildup of grease, the filter should be cleaned often. For more information on cleaning the grease filter, refer to the Owner's Manual.

Is the Non-Vented (Recirculating) Filter Restricting Airflow?

If the vent hood is set to recirculate air rather than exhaust outside it should be equipped with a charcoal recirculating filter. The charcoal filter is not washable. It should last up to 6 months with normal use. Replace with the charcoal filter specified in your Owner's Manual. Refer to the Owner's Manual for replacement filter information.

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Is There an Air Movement Restriction in the Room?

Other air movement devices, such as ceiling fans, air conditioner registers, etc., can create air currents that interfere with ventilation.

Make-up air:

Local building codes may require the use of makeup air systems when ventilation systems move more than a specified CFM of air. The specified CFM varies from locale to locale. 

The air exhausted by the unit must be replaced. If a room or house is too "tight," the unit may not vent properly, and more air will need to be introduced into the environment.

Adjacent cabinets:

Cabinet opening dimensions that are shown in the Installation Instructions must be used. Given dimensions provide minimum clearance. Cabinets that are closer than the minimum distance allowed can create dead air pockets that impair performance. Refer to the Installation Instructions for complete details.

Was the vent system installed correctly?

If the vent hood is exhausted outside the home, there are specific venting requirements. Refer to the Installation Instructions for complete details.

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