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Old 03-23-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Kitchen Exhaust Vent

I have a 2013 36FB. I was wondering if anyone else is having problems with the kitchen exhaust vent? Ours won't open automatically when we turn the fan on.
And it won't open & close with the controls on the wall.

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Old 03-23-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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I assume you are talking about the one on the roof and not over the oven?
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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Yes, it's the one in the ceiling.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
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I'm hoping some others chime in, there is something that breaks on the lid but I think it is an easy fix from the roof. I don't recall, but there are some discussions about it here on this forum or the other one. You might try a search.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:30 PM   #5
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Yes, it's the one in the ceiling.
I have not experienced a problem with my Redwood but prior to the Redwood I had a Hitchiker and I experienced that problem frequently, but only after the vent had not been used for a period of time. The cover would stick to the rubber seal and wouldn't allow it to raise. I found that if I lubed the seal after I got on the roof and physically pulled on the cover to break the seal, I never had a problem after that. You might give that a try.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:22 AM   #6
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Get on a step ladder in the kitchen and manually pull down and turn the knob Maxfan to open it. Get on the roof and spray CRC lubricant on the rubber seal.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:10 AM   #7
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Does it make any noise when trying to open?
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:49 AM   #8
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Yes..it makes a noise when trying to open.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:27 AM   #9
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So its either stuck or unhooked. Not electrical
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:03 PM   #10
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What they did on ours was over torqued one of the mounting screws for the gear box, cracking it. Held for quite some time then began doing all sorts of things. Contacted MaxxAir and they sent a replacement gearbox in a few days. Pretty simple straight forward replacement from the roof.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:38 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone..still dealing with the thing.
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