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How to Replace a Range Hood in Your Kitchen

By: Danny Lipford

Danny and helper installing range hood.

Replacing an old range hood with a sleek new model is a fairly easy DIY project that can improve the look and functionality of your kitchen. Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Turn the power off at the circuit breaker to the existing range hood.
  2. Remove the filter and cover plate.
  3. Disconnect the electrical wires.
  4. Take out the screws or nails holding the range hood in place.
  5. Remove the existing range hood from the cabinet or wall.
  6. Configure the new hood to either vent outside or filter and recirculate the air.
  7. Position the new range hood in place, snaking the electrical wires through the top of the unit.
  8. Secure the range hood to the opening using screws.
  9. Connect the electrical wires to the range hood.
  10. Install the cover plate, filter, and light bulbs.
  11. Turn the circuit breaker to the range hood back on.
  12. Test the range hood and lights to make sure they’re working properly.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    April 9th, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Hi, Yesha,
    To understand whether this would be in your best interest, first, we’d have to ask, why do you want to change a longe range hood filter into two small ones?

  • Yesha Says:
    April 2nd, 2019 at 12:35 am

    I hv one long rangehood filter, but would like to change it to two small ones. Is it possible?

  • Carol Padgett Says:
    March 4th, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Danny,
    Love your show!! We talked a few months back and you advised me on how to keep moss from growing on my driveway!! So thankful for your recommendation.
    Now I’m replacing an old GE range hood. New hood’s wiring connection is on the right side [facing hood when installed] and the current house wiring will not reach the new hood wiring connection. Old hood was connected on the left side [facing hood on left]
    I talked to [2] electricians and it will cost $400-$500 to bring new wiring to connect. What do you advise?
    I will buy another hood, if I can find one. I’m searching for a range hood that has the connection on the left side. So far haven’t found any brand or model that has the electrical wiring on the left, but all have it on the right.

    Many thanks for your advice and referral.

    Carol Padgett

  • KC Says:
    May 26th, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I want to tile my counter tops like my dad did in our home but it seems very daunting should I do it myself or have it done and should I do it over the existing counter top that I have?

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How to Replace a Range Hood in Your Kitchen