Friday, September 9, 2016

A Rare Find: Aubrey Fan Replacement Parts

Our home is a place where we spend a large amount of our time. Because of this, we naturally like to decorate our homes, purchase new furniture, and do maintenance on our home. Some of my favorite equipment in my home is my Broan range hood and my stylish Nutone bathroom fan. However, one of the major issues with some of these products is that they become obsolete or no longer produced by the manufacturer. As a result, finding replacement parts can be extremely difficult.

In my bathroom, I have an Aubrey brand model that has been discontinued for many years. Sadly, my bathroom fan motor went out and I wanted to replace it rather than purchase an entire new unit.

After a little research, I discovered that my specific model hasn’t been in production for over 8 years. My chances of finding a complete new one would be near impossible. The only other option would be to purchase a new system. If I decided to buy a different bathroom fan, I would have to worry about finding one that is the right size, style, and color.

It would be terrible to purchase a new unit and have to repair my bathroom wall where the old one once was. Even after repairs, my bathroom still wouldn’t look the same again.

I determined that I did not want to tear my bathroom apart for a new fan, so I decided to search for replacement parts. After surfing the internet for hours, I came to the conclusion that Aubrey fan replacement parts did not exist. Some sites claimed they had replacement parts, but then I quickly became discouraged when I found out that they actually didn’t have any parts at all.

Not being able to find a replacement motor meant that I had to do what I didn’t want to… purchase a different bathroom fan. I still disliked this idea and continued searching.

No more than 20 minutes later, I found exactly what I was looking for! I found entire listings of replacement parts for Aubrey fan models. I felt that there must be a lot of people like me who do not want to hassle with purchasing a whole new bathroom fan system when it could easily be fixed with replacement parts.
To help those who are searching for Aubrey replacement parts, I have taken the time to compile a list of models and their replacement parts. I really hope that this can be useful and spare people the hassle of making a new fan fit where an old one once was.

Aubrey Fan Replacement Parts

Instructions: Click here to go to the Aubrey fan replacement part website. Simply type in one of these model numbers in the model search bar to find your specific model and its associated parts. There are hundreds of models that are not listed below. To save you more time, you can also click on one of these models and it will take you directly to its replacement part page. Additionally, you can call us directly Toll Free at 866.368.8663 for further information.

My Broan Range Hood Has Weak Suction Power

My Broan Range Hood Has Weak Suction Power

Question from John Mayson – Over the past few weeks, my kitchen Range Hood seems to not have as much suction power as it used to. Do I need a whole new system, or can I fix it myself?

My kitchen has always been my pride and joy. It is the center for attention during the holidays and gets used on a daily basis. Since my kitchen is one of the most important places in my home, it is important that I keep it clean to promote a healthy atmosphere. My most important tool in keeping my kitchen clean is my range hood. My range hood simply vacuums up the hot air and smoke emanating from my stove while cooking, which helps my kitchen stay fresh. However, over the past few weeks, the suction power of my range hood has decreased. It is no longer able to effectively remove all of the airborne filth as it used to.

Do I need to purchase an entire new unit? Or can I buy replacement parts? I am not very mechanically inclined, so discovering the actual issue will be difficult. I really like my existing range hood because the model fits my kitchen perfectly, so I don’t want to purchase an entire new unit. I simply would like to fix the issue to save money, but if I have to buy an entire new unit I will.

John, that is a perfect question that many readers have. In my home, my range hood is what brings my kitchen’s d├ęcor together. It took me several weeks to find the perfect range hood that made my kitchen feel complete. I can definitely understand the attachment to your current range hood. Luckily, range hoods are not very complicated and can be easily fixed.
The first step in fixing your range hood is to identify which type of range hood you have. There are generally two types of systems. The first system is a ducted range hood like this chimney range hood. This system takes in the kitchen air, filters it through an aluminum filter, and then pushes it through a duct that leads outside. The second system is a non-ducted under cabinet range hood like the Broan 4142. This system takes in the kitchen air, filters it through a charcoal filter, and then releases it back into your kitchen. Identifying your style of system will help narrow down the possible solutions to your problem.

Chimney Type And Exhaust Duct Systems

If your system is a chimney type, or one that sends the kitchen air through an exhaust duct, there are a few things that need to be checked. The first part of your system to check is the air filter. Since the main purpose of your range hood is to eliminate air pollution, the filter is prone to become overly saturated with grease and smoke residue. If your filter is overly saturated, this will greatly affect your systems ability to move the kitchen air. To quickly see if the problem is a bad filter, simply remove the filter and see if air movement greatly increases. If this solution does not fix your problem, then proceed to check the duct.
Often times, poor air movement can be caused by a tear in the exhaust duct, or a block at the beginning or at the exit of the damper flap. To remedy this issue, simply check the outside and inside damper flaps for possible grease or residue buildup that would cause the flap to not function properly. If the damper flaps appear to have grease buildup, simply use a cleaner to remove the grease or purchase a new damper flap.

After the air filter, damper flap, and ducts have been checked, the last possible solution is motor failure. Replacing a motor is fairly easy, but it will require the original instruction manual and a new motor. Replacement parts, including new motors, can be found at our range hood replacement parts website.

Non-Ducted Under Cabinet Systems

If you have a non-ducted system, solutions to poor air circulation are simpler. Since these systems do not use a duct and damper flaps, the only possible issues that could cause loss of suction power is the air filter or motor. Before suspecting the motor to be at fault, check the air filter and see if it needs to be replaced. If the suction power of your system greatly increases without the filter, then you need to purchase a replacement part. However, if the suction power remains low, then a new motor or complete new unit needs to be purchased.