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How To Install a Proline Wall or Under Cabinet Range Hood

How To Install a Proline Wall or Under Cabinet Range Hood - Proline Range Hoods

What You’ll Need

  • Level
  • Pencil, Pen, or Marker
  • Four anchor screws
  • Tape Measure
  • Drill
  • Stud Finder (optional)
  • Razor Blade
  • Drill Bits
  • Additional Screws
How to Install a Proline Wall/Under Cabinet Range Hood

Test the Range Hood Controls

Before you begin your installation, it’s incredibly important to plug the hood in and test its controls. It is much easier to address any problems that you are having with your hood before installation.

Install Mounting Bracket

Use the six screws that come with your range hood to install your mounting bracket.

Trace Your Hood and Mounting Bracket on Cardboard

Mounting Bracket Diagram

Use a piece of cardboard (you can cut it out of your box, or there’s also a piece of cardboard inside the box) to trace your mounting bracket and the eyelets in your bracket. This way, you can line the cardboard up to your wall and know exactly where you need your mounting bracket and screws to be placed.

Cut the piece of cardboard to match the width and height of your range hood so you can mark those dimensions when you line the piece of cardboard up against your wall.

Check out this durable tape measure from Amazon to start your installation project.

Mark the bottom and center of your hood on the wall.

Now you need to determine exactly where your hood will be installed on your wall. First, we recommend mounting your range hood between 28” and 36” from the cooktop. Then, measure the length of your wall and mark the center point to ensure you can match that center with the center of your mounting bracket on the cardboard.

Line up your cardboard with the mark in the center of your wall and then poke through the eyelets in the cardboard to mark where you will drill your holes.

Drill two self-tapping or grabber screws into the wall.

Drill these screws into the anchors, leaving about a quarter-inch of space. Your range hood will hang on these screws.

For a quality drill and drill bits, check out this cordless Black and Decker drill from Amazon.

Find a stud for additional support for your range hood.

If you didn’t drill into a stud when installing your mounting bracket, don’t worry. You’ll just need to drill a hole through your mounting bracket into the stud after installation. Use your level to draw a line indicating where the stud is so you can refer back to that line after installation.

Mount your range hood.

Range Hood Diagram

Depending on how high you mount your range hood above your cooktop, you may need help to lift your range hood in place. Most range hoods weigh about 40-50 pounds.

Final Steps

Now you just need to do a few quick things to ensure that your installation went smoothly.

Check that your hood is level.

The first thing is to set your level up against the front of your range hood to make sure that it is perfectly horizontal.

Tighten screws that hang the range hood.

Next, for added support, you can tighten your screws. If you still want more support, you can add a grabber or self-tapping screw through your mounting bracket or range hood into your stud. You can also add grabber screws into the side of your range hood through your wall if you have the same design as in our warehouse.

Check your front-to-back alignment.

Finally, check your front-to-back level to ensure that your wall is perfectly vertical. Most people don’t have any problems with the front-to-back alignment. But if you do, you may need to install shims – or spacers between your wall and range hood – behind your hood to fix the alignment.

Install filters and grease tray (if included).

Stainless Steel Baffle Filters Diagram

Your range hood will come with stainless steel baffle filters and a long thin grease tray to capture grease and dirt from your kitchen air. This tray will easily slide into the back of your range hood.

Angle the baffle filters to set them into the back of your hood first, slide them into the front and you’re done. Once you’ve installed all your filters, you’re done!

We hope that this install guide for wall and under cabinet range hoods was helpful for you. Good luck on your installation!

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