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Whirlpool - 30" Convertible Range Hood - Stainless-Steel

This range hood features a 3-speed fan, 400 cfm exhaust and an aluminum mesh filter that remove smoke and cooking odors from the air.
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What does "convertible" venting style mean?

3 years, 2 months ago
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Convertible means it can vent through the wall or ceiling using a duct, or can be converted to non-venting (filters the air and blows it back into the kitchen) with Recirculation Kit Part Number W10294733 which is available from your dealer or an authorized parts distributor.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Dear Customer,

Convertible means that a range hood can be installed with external venting or recirculating (ventless). This canopy hood is factory set for venting through the roof or wall and will convert to recirculating by following the installation instructions.

We appreciate your interest in Whirlpool appliances.

Thank you!
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Does this model have to be mounted to a wall or can it hang over a kitchen island cooktop

3 years, 2 months ago
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It is only wall mount.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Model GXW6530DXS is a wall mount canopy. This cannot be installed over an island.
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Do we need a kit to install this so it does not vet outside? If so, what is the kit #?

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Yes, Recirculation Kit Part Number W10294733 is available from your dealer or an authorized parts distributor.
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Dear Valued Consumer:

Recirculation Kit Part Number W10294733 for non-vented (recirculating) installations for model GXW6530DX or GXW6536DX only. You may purchase this through your dealer or call our parts department to order at 1-800-442-9991.

Thank you for your interest in our Whirlpool vent hood.
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I have a 10 foot ceiling in my kitchen. Will this hood reach the ceiling or do I need to buy an extension kit? Where can I buy the kit?

1 year, 10 months ago
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According to the manual, it will reach to 9'5". To go higher, you need the Stainless Steel Chimney Extension Kit Part Number W10294735 which is available from your dealer or an authorized parts distributor. The chimney extension replaces the upper chimney shipped with the range hood.
1 year, 6 months ago
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Dear Valued Customer:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding Whirlpool vent hood model GXW6530DXS.

Below, I have listed the link you may use to view the installation guide. If an extension kit is required, it can be ordered at the same time as your vent hood from Best Buy!

https://www.whirlpool.com/digitalassets/MLPDF/Installation%20Instructions%20-%20W10292167.pdf

Thank you again for your inquiry. We appreciate and value your business!
1 year, 9 months ago
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what is the recirculating kit option model number and cost

3 years, 2 months ago
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If you want to use model W10294730 in the re-circulating model you will need to purchase Charcoal Filter Kit Number W10294730.
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Does Whirlpool make any island-mounted range hoods?

Need an island-mounted range hood, does Whirlpool make any?
3 years, 1 month ago
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Dear Valued Consumer:

If you would like a similar style hood that you can use in an island installation then look into model GXI6536DXS. Go to whirlpool.com to view this item.

Thank you for your interest in a new Whirlpool Vent-Hood.
3 years, 1 month ago
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Switch issue

the medium and high switches do not work, in fact they turn the fan off.
I can not find a troubleshooting list in the manual or on the internet that does not charge.
Where can I find help/suggestions for my carpenter/electrician?
2 years, 10 months ago
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Dear Valued Consumer:

Model GXW6530DXS includes a one year parts and labor warranty to repair any defects in materials. Please contact Whirlpool at 1-800-253-1301 to report this issue and be set up with an appointment for service from one of our trained specialists.

Thank you for your purchase of our Whirlpool vent hood.
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What are the noise levels for this hood for all three settings?

Most hoods i have seen provide noise levels (in dbs) for each or atleast the highest fan level. What are the noise levels for this hood?
2 years, 8 months ago
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Dear Customer:

Unfortunately we do not have the decibel rating for each level. When the fan is at the highest level it has been rated at 7.2 sones, or approximately 54 decibels.

Thank you for your interest in a Whirlpool range hood!
2 years, 8 months ago
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Is the top part of the air filter telescopic or adjustable in height or is it a set height?

2 years, 8 months ago
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Dear KRD:

The chimneys are telescopic, and can be adjusted for ceilings between 7’ 4" and 9' 9". For specific information, please see the Installation Instructions available at Whirlpool.com.

Thank you for your interest in Whirlpool appliances!
2 years, 8 months ago
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Can this be installed with a low ceiling?

I would like to put this in my basement kitchen but it has a low ceiling of 6' 10 inches. It will be vented to the outside but I cannot raise the ceiling as it the basement and the main floor is just above the ceiling. Can I use this range hood in my basement kitchen??

Thanks,
Catherine
2 years, 5 months ago
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Hello, Catherine!

We recommend that this vented hood be installed in an area with ceilings between 7'4" and 9'9" as the hood will need to be at least 24" above an electric cooking surface, and 27" above a gas cooking surface.

Thank you for your interest in a Whirlpool vent hood!
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