Broan Range Hood Speed Control
Broan Range Hood model #AP100-A installed for a little over 2 years now. Was working fine, then....
fan motor got to the point where it would not spin up on it's own without my reaching in and giving the squirrel cage a bit of a hand spin.
This range hood has a variable fan speed dial(see photo below).
This is just a household kitchen. No major grease/gunk buildup on it.
So I order a new motor from Broan directly. Got it the other day. Installed, no problem. Old motor and new motor have all the same wiring, same label, same part # etc. Only one electrical connector which can only connect in one orientation.
Turn it on, high speed works.
Turn the variable speed dial down lower, nothing happens. &%$#%!
When I rotate the speed dial all the way low, I can hear a SLIGHT change in sound and maybe a VERY slight change in motor rpm, barely noticeable.
So what is the real issue here? The variable speed worked perfectly before.