Just bought and installed one of those stainless steel Allure style vent
hoods from Home Depot a few months ago. It now makes a growling noise if I
use the motor on High and have a light to medium heat load underneath it.
For example, if I fry foods in my fryer on top of the stove or use my little
electric griddle on top of the stove and run the fan on high after several
minutes it starts making a loud growl from the motor. If you put it on slow
speed, it will go away. If you run it on high with nothing on the stove it
will not make any noise. Any ideas what could be wrong?
Our Broan Allure QS3 had a 1 year warranty. Check your instruction
booklet. If your hood is under warranty contact Broan 800-637-1453,
http://www.broan.com , or ask the Despot if they'll exchange it.
Something wrong with the sensor? Mine (Allure III) shifts into a
higher gear if the heat is too much for the speed it's on. But it
seems like yours is too sensitive (high should be plenty for low to
medium), plus the growling noise is abnormal. It's under warranty;
make them fix or exchange it.
Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself!
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