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Broan QT236WW 36-Inch Convertible Range Hood, White on White
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2012
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
It's an inexpensive range hood, and you get what you pay for. It's not awful, but not great either.

For use with a ducted exhaust, scored panels must be removed but the "perforations" are very strong, I had to use a Dremel and a cutting wheel to cut them free. Tinsnips might also work, but don't plan on removing these with bare hands.

No matter what speed is selected, even the slowest, the motor has a loud hum.

On higher fan speeds, the plastic diffuser that covers up the light bulbs rattles like crazy. If you put your hand on the diffuser the rattle goes away, so you can either wedge something in there to hold it tight or just throw away the diffuser.

Unless I'm missing something, the metal mesh protecting the fan from grease splatters etc seems to require a butter knife to remove.

Other than these issues, it works well. Moves plenty of air, the sheet metal is sturdy, and the rest of the build quality seems adequate.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2011
Color Name: Bisque/Biscuit MonochromaticVerified Purchase
This hood is a big improvement over the 20 year old model it replaced, but I had a few problems with it:

- the two hood lights were wired incorrectly, so it was impossible to turn them on and off without unscrewing the bulbs. Luckily I enjoy tracing wiring around and was able to fix it, but somebody isn't doing the product testing at Broan.
- one of the spot welds had popped open, so there is a slight grin on one side. You can't see it from across the kitchen, but it's kinda annoying for me since I know it's there
- the plastic mounting fixture for the damper broke when I was trying to reseat the damper with a screwdriver, so now I can't install the damper

Despite these problems, the hood still works and looks fine, but it's disapointing that the quality control on the product was so poor
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2010
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Nice product. Arrived intact, no dents or dings. Installed easily. i had to drill new pilot holes as the existing ones did not match my cabinet. Overall install took me about ten minutes. Lights work fine, fan does an excellent job. a little loud on high, but thats what i expect on high. good deal for the price
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 19, 2013
Color Name: Bisque/Biscuit MonochromaticVerified Purchase
It wasn't the easiest install- but that's probably because we went from a ductless fan to a ducted fan (this one also works ductless, but I've heard, and strongly believe, a ducted fan works better), so the majority of our work was installing the duct. I'm very happy with the end result. The lights are great, love the different speeds on the fan and how quiet it is. I love to cook with friends, so having a noisy fan can be annoying, but this one is great! The fire alarm hasn't gone off once since I've got it! I can now cook bacon without the fire alarm- which is fantastic!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2012
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
We needed the 36" hood and after shopping locally we found we would probably have to special order that size. Compared the retail store prices to this one, and this one was at a much greater savings. Installation was no problem for my husband, but he is talented with remodelling & building. I went to run a quick errand, and when I came back, it was done! It is much quieter than my old one, and I like the low-light setting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 22, 2014
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
Good quality, good shipping. Very easy one-person installation with clear instructions (I'm no handyman). It took well under an hour to install. Two 40-watt lights is bright enough to read small print, let alone cook. Fan is more than reasonably quiet but clears, heat, smoke, odors. I've used it for two weeks now and am completely satisfied. I'd have given all 5 stars if light was variable, rather than hi / low / off (I know, that's really nit-picking). Glad I spent the extra cash, it was worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2014
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
love the adjustable fan ,quiet, much better draw then my old one, get a small tube of calk to seal stamp outs for the air outlet you wont use , no big deal . also the flapper they give you has a big gap in it they could make a better one, I just used my old one after cleaning it off, I would buy this unit again
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2010
Color Name: Bisque/Biscuit MonochromaticVerified Purchase
I chose this particular S/S range hood because of its features and styling. The black oval panel on the front gave a nice appearance considering many of my S/S appliances have a touch of black, plus it came with a light-dimming nightlight feature.

But there are problems with Broan's manufacturing and design.

After only 5 days of use the light switch/wiring went bad. I opened up the electrical panel and tugged on the wires; it worked for 3 more days. Then, suddenly, nothing. I emailed Amazon's 3rd party seller, The Price Pros, and they were FABULOUS! Shipped a new one out the next day, I installed it and all went well-- until this morning. No lights! Nothing, unless I back the bulb out a little and jiggle the whole fixture. Then I get some flickering.

The chances of getting 2 bad units with the same problem is indicative of an inherent problem; it's not just coincidence. I would stay away from this range hood until Broan has indicated they have solved and fixed the problem.

I've just written to the Price Pros-- let's see if they stay FABULOUS! I've asked for my money back so I could buy a different hood. I'll probably still buy a Broan, but I don't want this one.

ADDENDUM-- THE PRICE PROS have responded, and they were as helpful as a screen door on a submarine. A simple "it's past our 30 day guarantee, sorry". Not a word about where to get help. As 'FABULOUS' as they were before they are now abjectly UNCARING. Typical Amazon 3rd party seller...take the money and run.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 25, 2012
Color Name: WhiteVerified Purchase
Very happy with product- especially that it was much quieter than expected considering the price paid. Easy to install & clear directions given.
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on March 4, 2015
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Arrived in about 5 days, packaging was adequate, installed easily, no problems. Minimal vibration at mid range speed. used vertical vent with 7inch flex pipe.
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