When your Zephyr hood has a problem, you can hire a technician to check it for you because it costs you nothing, or you have a discount due to the warranty.
However, calling a technician and setting an appointment can be time-consuming. If you have an inconvenience with your Zephyer hood, like the lights blinking, it might be frustrating to go through all this hassle to fix it.
Therefore, I will discuss why your Zeypher hood lights are blinking in this article and how to fix them quickly.
Why is Zephyr Hood Lights Blinking?
If the lights on your Zeyphr hood are blinking, this can be due to multiple things. The filter on your hood can go dirty over time, so the lights blink to alarm you to clean it.
In addition, if the switch assembly is faulty or misdesigned, it can lead to lights blinking. One last thing is the bulb; even though in case the bulb is faulty, it will flicker, sometimes it can be the reason behind your hood lights blinking.
Furthermore, when syncing your remote control to your hood, it can flash some lights; therefore, if you are trying to sync your remote or using any of these intelligent features, it’s probably why your hood lights are blinking.
1- Faulty Zephyr Hood Light Bulb
If the light bulb is flashing or flickering, it’s installed improperly, a faulty light bulb, or an electronic glitch. If the light bulb is not secured in its slot, it can start flashing or flickering and even stops working.
The problem might be in the light bulb itself, which needs replacing. Sometimes, range hoods can face electronic glitches, which can cause lights to flash.
2- Faulty Zephyr Hood Switch Assembly
The faulty switch assembly can be the reason behind your zephyr hood lights flashing. If the switch is damaged or poorly designed, you must replace it to keep your hood safe.
3- Zephyr Hood Blinking Blue Light
If you notice the Zephyr hood is blinking blue light, you don’t have to worry. The blue light indicates that the Bluetooth feature on your hood is working (Pairing Mode).
When you try pairing your hood with another Bluetooth device, the lights start blinking blue. Commonly, sometimes the control of the hood keeps blinking for a minute.
4- Zephyr Hood Flashing “A” Letter
On your hood display, you will notice it is flashing an “A” error; this error or letter means that your hood grease filters need to be cleaned. The Zephyr hood has grease filters, which filter any residue from the cooking process.
Filters’ hygiene affects the performance and efficiency of the hood; therefore, you will need to clean the filters regularly to keep the hood at its top performance.
The hood flashes an “A” letter to remind you to clean the filters. The letter usually appears after 30 hours of using the hood; you shouldn’t ignore the error. It would be best to clean your filters as soon as you pass the mentioned usage time.
5- Zephyr Hood Flashing “F” Letter
The “F” error is the same as the “A” error; Zephyr has recently replaced the “A” letter with the “F” letter. So, if your hood displays the “F” error, you must clean your hood grease filters.
If your grease filters are clean and it has not been 30 hours since the last time you cleaned them, it might be a glitch. Therefore, you must consult a technician to solve the problem for you.
How to Fix Zephyr Hood Lights Blinking?
After determining why your hood lights are flashing or showing error letters, I will tell you how to fix each cause quickly.
1- How to Fix a Faulty Zephyr Hood Light Bulb?
If your light bulb is faulty and keeps flashing or flickering, change it before it stops working. So, please follow the following steps to replace your Zephyr hood light bulb:
- Wear a rubber glove to protect yourself before starting.
- Remove the metal filters to access the light bulb socket.
- Remove the diffuser panel.
- Touch the bulb to see if it’s safe and cold.
- Unscrew the faulty light bulb.
- Install the new bulb.
- Install the diffuser panel.
- Install the filters.
- Try your new bulb.
If, after changing the light bulb with a new one, the lights are still not working. You must reset the hood by turning off the circuit breaker for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, turn the circuit breaker back on and check the lights. If the problem is not fixed, you must consult a professional.
2- How to Fix a Faulty Zephyr Hood Switch Assembly?
So, if the switch assembly is faulty, you will need to replace it with a new one; you can purchase the new one from the Zephyr online store.
Replacing the faulty switch in range hoods is easy; you will need a screwdriver and pliers. Then, Kindly follow the following steps:
- Turn off the circuit breaker to power off the hood.
- Remove at least one of the metal filters to free space so you can take out the switch assembly.
- Remove the range hood light assembly to free up more space for the switch assembly removal.
- Unscrew the screws holding the switch assembly in the hood; you will find a screw on the right and left sides of the switch.
- Push the switch assembly through the opening of the filters to take it out.
- Unscrew the screw at the back of the stainless container holding the switch.
- Take out the switch assembly from the stainless container.
- Mark the wires to help you when connecting the new switch.
- Disconnect the wires connected to the switch using the pliers.
- Connect the wires to the new switch.
- Unscrew the side screws on the stainless container.
- Place the switch inside the container, then secure it using the sides and the back screws.
- Install the switch back to its place by inserting it through the opening of the filters.
- Secure the switch using the two screws on the sides.
- Install the light assembly and the filters.
- Turn on the circuit breaker and test your new switch assembly.
3- How to Fix Zephyr Hood Flashing “A” or “F”?
The hood will flash the “A” or “F” when your filters need to be cleaned; therefore, you will need to clean your filters.
You will need to determine if you have mesh, baffle, or charcoal filters; if you have charcoal filters, you will need to replace them. Charcoal filters should be replaced every 3 to 4 months to ensure efficiency.
You can clean your mesh or baffle filters in the dishwasher at low heat or short cycle. Notice that you must use non-phosphate detergent, and the dishwasher is empty.
If you use a phosphate detergent, you can notice discoloration on your filters, but you don’t have to worry; the discoloration doesn’t affect filter performance. Filters discoloration can also happen due to local water usage; it depends on water conditions.
Another option to clean your filters is to wash them using a non-phosphate detergent and warm water. Soak the filters in the water detergent for one to two hours and then rinse them with warm water.
After cleaning your filters, you must let them dry before installing them back in your hood. Filters must be cleaned after 30 hours of cooking to ensure efficiency and to avoid the “A” or “F” error.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Now after I have discussed why your Zephyr hood lights are blinking and how to fix each reason, I will answer the frequently asked questions about this topic; they can help you deal with this issue.
1- How to Reset the Blinking Light on a Zephyr Hood?
You can reset the hood blinking lights by turning off the circuit breaker for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the circuit breaker back on and check the lights. If the problem is not fixed, you must consult a professional.
2- How to Clean Zephyr Range Hoods?
After cleaning your hood’s filters, it’s a great idea to clean the hood itself. You clean your hood using a nonabrasive cleaner suitable for stainless steel hoods.
Spray the cleaner on the surface of the hood directly, then use a nonabrasive microfiber cloth to rub the surface of the hood. A helpful tip is to rub in the direction of the stainless steel grain.
If the grease on the surface of your hood is hard, you will need to use a liquid degreaser detergent to remove the grease buildup.
3- Why is My Zephyr Range Hood Light Won’t Turn Off?
If the light of your doesn’t turn off, you will need to check the electrical components of the hood. The issue can be with the electrical connections in your hood; they can be either poor or loose.
The other reason is that you have a stuck relay on the control board; unfortunately, if this is the reason, you will need to hire a technician to check or replace it.