K-Series - Vent-A-Hood
Air Recovery System
Owner and Maintenance Guide
Thank You For Choosing Vent-A-Hood®
We know you will be pleased with your purchase decision.
Since 1933, our company has earned an outstanding reputation
because of our commitment to performance, quality, and
reliability.
The Importance of Cooking Ventilation
The main purpose of cooking ventilation is to capture the
by-products of cooking. These by-products are heat, steam,
smoke, odor, hazardous gases, and grease. Without proper
cooking ventilation, these by-products can cause a great deal
of harm to the home.
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Safety
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC
SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS, OBSERVE THE
FOLLOWING:
A. Use this unit only in the manner intended by the manufacturer.
If you have questions, call the manufacturer.
B. Before servicing or cleaning unit, switch power off at service panel
and lock the service disconnecting means to prevent power from
being switched on accidentally. When the service disconnecting
means cannot be locked, securely fasten a prominent warning
device, such as a tag, to the service panel.
C. Installation work and electrical wiring must be done by qualified
person(s) in accordance with all applicable codes and standards,
including fire-related construction.
D. Sufficient air is needed for proper combustion and exhausting
of gases through the flue (chimney) of fuel burning equipment
to prevent back drafting. Follow the heating equipment
manufacturer’s guideline and safety standards such as those
published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),
and the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration, and
Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the local code
authorities.
E. When cutting or drilling into wall or ceiling, do not damage
electrical wiring and other hidden utilities.
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Safety (Continued)
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
A RANGE TOP GREASE FIRE:
A. Never leave surface units unattended at high settings. Boilovers
cause smoking and greasy spillovers that may ignite. Heat oils
slowly on low or medium settings.
B. Always turn hood ON when cooking at high heat or when
flambeing food (i.e. Crepes Suzette, Cherries Jubilee, Peppercorn
Beef Flambe).
C. Clean ventilating fans frequently. Grease should not be allowed
to accumulate on fan or in blower housing.
D. Use proper pan size. Always use cookware appropriate for the
size of the surface heating element.
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY TO PERSONS,
IN THE EVENT OF A RANGE TOP GREASE FIRE, OBSERVE THE
FOLLOWING:
A. SMOTHER FLAMES with a close-fitting lid, cookie sheet, or
metal tray, then turn off the burner. BE CAREFUL TO PREVENT
BURNS. If the flames do not go out immediately, EVACUATE
AND CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
B. NEVER PICK UP A FLAMING PAN - You may be burned.
C. DO NOT USE WATER, including wet dish cloths or towels - a
violent steam explosion will result.
D. Use an extinguisher ONLY IF:
1) You know you have a Class ABC fire extinguisher and you
already know how to operate it.
2) The fire is small and contained in the area where it started.
3) The fire department is being called.
4) You can fight the fire with your back to an exit.
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Safety (Continued)
CAUTION
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, AND TO PROPERLY EXHAUST
AIR, BE SURE TO DUCT EXHAUST AIR OUTSIDE. DO NOT VENT
EXHAUST AIR INTO SPACES WITHIN WALLS OR CEILINGS, OR
INTO ATTICS, CRAWL SPACES, OR GARAGES.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO
NOT USE THIS FAN WITH ANY SOLID-STATE SPEED CONTROL
DEVICE.
CAUTION
FOR GENERAL VENTILATION USE ONLY. DO NOT USE TO
EXHAUST HAZARDOUS OR EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS AND
VAPORS.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, USE ONLY METAL DUCTWORK.
THIS MANUAL SHOULD REMAIN WITH THE HOOD
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
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Operating Instructions
A. Models with Halogen Lights
Black Switch - This switch operates a single-speed motor. The
single-speed motor is either off or on, and is not controlled by the
SensaSource® heat sensor or the red switch.
Black Switch
White Switch - This switch controls the lights. “LOW” level lighting
(position I) is 25 watts per bulb, “HIGH” level lighting (position II) is
50 watts per bulb. Off is in the middle position.
White Switch
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Hood Cleaning
A. Hood Canopy
Wipe down the interior and exterior of the hood as needed with a soft
cloth and warm soapy water (liquid dish detergent is acceptable). Do
not use acids, abrasives, strong detergents, solvents, or scouring
pads. Stainless steel should be treated with a quality stainless steel
cleaner such as Stainless Steel Magic® (Vent-A-Hood® part number
SS64). Follow all label instructions. Do not polish across the grain
or in circles.
B. Blower Unit
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, be sure the
power is turned off in the hood before removing the shield(s)
and blower housing(s).
The blower captures grease by-products in the grease pan attached
to the bottom of the blower. Cooking habits determine how often the
grease pan will need to be cleaned.
To remove the grease pan, unsnap the suitcase latches (A) (one on
each side of the pan).
A
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Hood Cleaning (Continued)
The grease pan (B) may now be lowered from the hood.
B
Clean the grease pan in a sink of warm, soapy water (liquid dish
detergent) and let soak for a few minutes. Wash with a sponge or
dishcloth, rinse and let drain. Reinstall the grease pan and snap
the suitcase latches in place. The grease pan alternatively may be
placed into a dishwasher.
C. Blower Wheel
WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, be sure the
power is turned off in the hood before removing the grease pan.
Regular cleaning of the grease pan should prevent grease
accumulation on the blower wheel. If grease build-up should occur,
the blower wheel may easily be cleaned in place using a soft bristle
toothbrush and a common degreaser such as Formula 409®. Take
care not to move or lose the metal balancing clips that may be affixed
to the wheel.
In instances where the blower wheel may need to be removed, follow
the instructions on the next page.
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Hood Cleaning (Continued)
Remove the grease pan as described in Hood Cleaning, Section
B. If the blower wheel needs to be removed, a 1/8” T-handle hex
wrench is necessary. A T-handle hex wrench (A) may be obtained
from Vent-A-Hood® to accomplish this (Vent-A-Hood® part number
AW101). There is a small set screw on the side of the hub of the
wheel that tightens up against a “flat” spot on the motor shaft. The set
screw must be turned 1/2 turn counterclockwise to remove the blower
wheel. Insert the T-handle allen wrench through the guide hole (B)
located next to the blower housing latch, through the blades of the
blower wheel, and into the set screw. Use caution to avoid bending
or distorting the blower wheel and take care not to move or lose the
metal balancing clips that may be affixed to the wheel. If the wheel
is difficult to remove, the area where the motor shaft makes contact
with the blower wheel hub may need to be sprayed with a common
penetrating oil such as WD-40®.
B
A soft bristle toothbrush with warm soapy water may be used to
clean the blades, or soak the blower wheel in warm soapy water.
When reinstalling the wheel onto the motor shaft, make sure the set
screw makes direct contact with the “flat spot” on the motor shaft.
Slide the blower wheel onto the motor shaft as far as it will go and
tighten the set screw (clockwise) to lock the blower wheel in the
correct position.
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Maintenance/Troubleshooting
Replacing the ARS Filter Components
1. Remove the duct cover front panel. The panel is held in place
with four snaps at the corners and at least one snap on the left and
right. Begin by pulling the panel away at one corner either with finger
tips or a plastic utensil. Work around the duct cover disengaging
one snap at a time until all of the snaps are loose. Beware of sharp
corners and edges. Use caution to prevent bending, scratching, or
sropping the cover.
2. Lift the smoke trapping filter upward and remove it forward out
of the duct cover. Discard filter with household refuse.
3. Lift the odor absorbing canister by the handles. Raise the canister
so that the canister bottom is just above the bottom of the duct cover
opening and slide the canister out of the duct cover. Replace activated
carbon media or discard filter with household refuse.
4. Install new filters following the installation procedures in the ARS
installation manual.
Replacing the Activated Carbon Media
1. Remove the odor absorbing canister by following the procedure
above.
2. Remove the screws holding the cover inside the top of the odor
absorbing canister.
3. Invert the odor absorbing canister over a household refuse
container. Shake the odor absorbing canister to remove all of the
activated carbon pellets.
4. With the odor absorbing canister upright, refill the unit with the
new activated carbon pellets (Vent-A-Hood part number PARS-C).
Lightly shake or vibrate the odor absorbing canister to settle the
pellets. Fill all voids completely and leave a small mound of pellets
above the cover opening to allow for future settling.
5. Replace the cover using the screws that were removed in step
2 above.
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Maintenance/Troubleshooting (Continued)
A. Light Bulb Replacement
WARNING:To reduce the risk of personal injury, turn off power
and allow lights to cool before proceeding.
To remove the bulb, turn it 1/4 turn counterclockwise. If the light is
difficult to remove, obtain a light bulb suction cup from a lighting/
hardware store or directly from Vent-A-Hood®.
Replace the bulb with a 120 volt, 50 watt maximum, GU10 halogen
bulb (Vent-A-Hood P/N: P1110)..
B What To Do If...
Smoke is in the kitchen. Check the following:
Is the hood sized appropriately for the type of cooking equipment
it is ventilating?
The purpose of a hood is to collect cooking contaminants and hold
them until the blower unit can exhaust them to the outside. Therefore,
it is necessary to size the hood based on the type of cooking
equipment that is being used. Whenever possible, hoods should
overlap the cooking equipment by at least three inches on each
side. The hood should also project out to the front edge of the front
burners. Finally, the height of the hood can affect its performance.
Generally speaking, taller hoods are more suitable for professional
style ranges, whereas under cabinet hoods are recommended for
standard cooking equipment.
Does the blower capacity of the hood match the cooking
equipment it is over?
K250 Single Blower - For standard electric or small gas cooking
equipment.
Is the hood mounted at the appropriate height off of the cooking
surface?
The height of the hood off the cooking surface is very important. The
higher the hood is mounted, the less effective it will be. Hoods only
collect cooking vapors; they will not pull cooking contaminants back
into the hood if they escape unto the kitchen. Generally speaking,
the deeper the hood, the higher the hood can hang and still be
effective.
K Series Wall Mount
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Maintenance/Troubleshooting (Continued)
Is the hood making a rubbing or scraping noise?
This may be caused by the blower wheel coming in contact with the
blower housing. Refer to Hood Cleaning, Section C for blower wheel
installation details.
NOTE: If smoke still enters the kitchen after following these
suggestions, contact your dealer for additional service and/or
suggestions.
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Warranty
Vent-A-Hood® warrants to the original consumer-purchaser its
products to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a
period of one year from the date of purchase with the following
limitations:
A.
Light bulbs
B.
Freight damage
C.
Damage caused by faulty installation
D.
Incidental or consequential damage
E.
Commercial application
F.
Misapplication or modification of or to any part of the
Vent-A-Hood® product
Service
To make a warranty claim, contact the dealer where the hood was
purchased. They will contact the appropriate service agents. It is not
necessary to register the product directly with Vent-A-Hood®.
Model No.:
(Eg. K250SS2, B100MSC, B200MSC, T200MSC, T400MSC, etc.)
Serial No.:
(Eg. NAZ12345, +MB12345, NB12345, etc.)
Purchase Date:
Hood Style:
(Eg. CWEAH6-K36 SS, PDAH14-K48 BL, etc.)
(972) 235-5201
www.ventahood.com
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