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Cooker extractor fan out of reach

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stain444
stain444 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Working through issues to allow my 92 year old mother to have independence in her own home. Most I can tackle. However, her cooker hob has an extractor fan (standard size) that she is unable to reach due to arthritis. I believe I can replace this easily but any replacement would need the operating panels/buttons at a different position that she could reach. She has wifi so if there is such an option for hardware that communicates, I could set it up. Anybody dealt with solving such an issue?

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  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,669 Pioneering
    edited February 2023
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    Hi stain444

    Welcome to Scope online.

    Lot's of information and fun to be had onsite.

    There are cooker hoods which work via remote control. It really is a case of searching for one that is compatible with your mum's hob, as you aware aware, there are a variety of cooker hoods, chimney, telescopic, built under etc.  

    Also she may qualify for funding, worth investigating with social services.
  • newborn
    newborn Community member Posts: 832 Pioneering
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    The first, cheapest thing I would think of is ask an electrician about breaking the supply to the fan and run it to an  on/off wall switch within reach
  • rebel11
    rebel11 Community member Posts: 1,669 Pioneering
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    newborn said:
    The first, cheapest thing I would think of is ask an electrician about breaking the supply to the fan and run it to an  on/off wall switch within reach

    It would be, but as soon as you adapt the extractor fan, your product will no longer be covered by the warranty. Why get into a 'pickle' when you don't have to. 

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