Broan Micromate

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    Patrick West

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    Currently, I have a Broan Micromate that I would like to replace with a zephyr that was purchased on Craigslist.

    I can't find anything on the web about the micromate. It has a motor encased in the top cabinet, but I'm not sure if it is vented or self ventilated.

    Does anyone have experience replacing these with a modern Range hood?
    If so, could you let me know what the process was? Any information up front would help tons!
     

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    Can you feel any air volume around the top grill, with it operating?

    What's in the cabinet above?
     
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    Patrick West

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    Hasn't worked for years. Wheel in motor has been busted and circuit board shot. I guess that the next step would be to go to the attic and look for venting from the roof to the vicinity of the kitchen and stove.
     
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    In cabinet above is motor with two screen filters on adjacent sides. Motor is enclosed in a steel box which is which I believe is part of the micromate. What is behind there, I have no idea.
     
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    Actually, it's probably visible in the cabinet above and may appear as a 3-1/2" X 10" rectangle near the rear of the cabinet.
     
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    Thanks.
    Is the wall behind an exterior wall?
    An alternative would be to attempt to disassemble the cover in the upper cabinet.
     
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    That's a good idea. Ill do that and have a better idea of what im dealing with.
     
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    A telltale sign for a recirc. system, but not definite, are filters on the bottom.
     
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    No, on adjacent sides of the motor
     
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    It's hard to tell which configuration was selected.

    Your replacement is pretty straight forward and is vented.
     

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