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Cleaning the grease filter over stove


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We haven't cleaned the grease filter over our stove in years and it is now so greasy that it doesn't work well. I can't find a new one listed at Camping World so we will clean this one. But how? Any suggestions? Also, it makes an awful racket when I turn the fan on. Is the excess grease causing this?

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We took a baking pan that would hold the grease filter, added a pan of boiling water and a couple spoons of soap then dropped the filter in and poked it around with a kitchen stirrer. Sopped up the floating grease with paper towels until it looked pretty clean.

 

If it is clogged you likely got grease past it, probably need to clean the fan and wipe down the vent interior too.

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It is possible that plugged filters could make the motor/fan louder so I'd start by cleaning or replacing them. If they are metal filters you can clean them by soaking them in a strong detergent/water mix and if that isn't good enough try using some ammonia. If it doesn't change the noise issue, try running it with no filter and if noisy then, most likely it is a problem of motor bearings.

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In both our current and previous coaches, I replaced the noisy OEM kitchen vent fan with a 180mm computer fan I found on Amazon.com. At full speed, 1300 RPM, the fan is so quiet that I added a red LED indicator next to the switch to remind us it's on. On our previous coach, I installed the included speed control, but we found the fan was so quiet at full speed that in our current coach, I used the included jumper to bypass the control and run it at full speed all the time.

 

SilverStone High Performance 180mm Case Fan

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... I replaced the noisy OEM kitchen vent fan with a 180mm computer fan ....

 

The specs on the computer fan you provided shows the fan moves 65-150 cubic feet per minute. The specs on the Sharp Convection Microwave that sits above the range in our coach shows that on "high" - it moves 300 cubic feet per minute. Are you sure you're getting the venting needed with the computer fan?

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The specs on the computer fan you provided shows the fan moves 65-150 cubic feet per minute. The specs on the Sharp Convection Microwave that sits above the range in our coach shows that on "high" - it moves 300 cubic feet per minute. Are you sure you're getting the venting needed with the computer fan?

 

We haven't had any problem exhausting any steam, odors, or smoke we've managed to generate in the four years or so we've had the computer fan installed in the two coaches. The vent flap fully opens. Are you sure all of that 300 CFM is needed? :rolleyes::D

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