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WS242WW300 CFM, 42”, Under-cabinet Hood in White

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  • Video Links

    Cleaning a Range Hood Filter – Danny Lipford

    Proper Use of a Range Hood- Danny Lipford

    Proper Ventilation Equals A Healthy Home – Danny Lipford

    Broan Universal Make-Up Air Damper

    Older Homes and Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor Air Quality: Passions

    Spot Ventilation Can Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

    First Time Homeowner 5: Kitchen Renovation, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford

    Article Links

    5 Kitchen Renovations To Avoid, Consumer Reports

    Clearing the Air, K+BB

    The Kitchen as a Pollution Hazard, The New York Times

    Fixing Stove Hoods To Keep Pollution Out Of The Kitchen, NPR Blogs

  • Whole House Mechanical Ventilation Specifier

    Code compliant solutions for one and two family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories

    To better serve you in determining your customers’ whole house mechanical ventilation (otherwise known as continuous ventilation) needs, Broan-NuTone has developed this on-line tool.  With our CodeKey Specifier you can be confident that the products choose will meet the latest codes and regulations.  Use this tool to make your specification job easier.

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  • Accessories OptionalYes
    Accommodates Ceiling HeightN/A
    ADA ComplianceN/A
    Blower Air Mover TypeCentrifugal
    Blower IncludedYes
    Boost ModeNo
    CFM (Airflow)300
    Control Feature Filter ReminderNo
    Damper IncludedYes
    Delay Shut OffNo
    Digital ClockNo
    Dishwasher Safe FiltersYes
    Duct Connector Size3-1/4" x 10", 7" Round or Non-Ducted
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Filter IncludedYes
    Filter TypeAluminum Micro Mesh
    Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ftN/A
    Heat Sentry® - Temperature SensorYes
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity2
    Light Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting FunctionThree-level
    Lighting TypeHalogen
    Max Sones/100 CFM1.5
    Minimum Height Above Cook Top16-3/4"
    Mounting TypeUndercabinet
    Nightlight SettingNo
    Non-Stick CoatedYes
    Product Depth (inches)20"
    Product Height (inches)7-1/4"
    Product Width (inches)42"
    Rated Amps2.0
    Remote ControlNo
    Sones Certified Horizontal High4.5
    Sones Certified Vertical High5.0
    Sones Certified Vertical Low0.8
    Switch Control Settings3-Speed
    Switch StyleElectronic
    UL ListedYes
  • WS242WW is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet, Versatile and Effective I live in a 1954 bungalow that came with an ineffective, noisy ceiling exhaust fan we never used. During kitchen renovations, I decided to get a proper exhaust fan installed and to vent it out the side wall of my kitchen. I decided to get the WS2 because it runs quieter than the WS1 and has 3 fan and light settings for added versatility. What a joy this product is. Super quiet on the low speed (150 cfm) and super effective on the high speed (300 cfm). Same for the lights: the low light ambient setting is very pleasant and the high light setting is very bright (even using 39 watt halogen bulbs vs. the 50 watt bulbs they recommend). I ended up venting my WS2 vertically using 6-inch round duct (basically, the adapter followed by a right angle elbow out through the wall). No issues with rattling or exhaust back up. Many thanks to NuTone's Tech Service reps - I asked a lot of questions and they were extremely helpful.
    Date published: 2015-04-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet operation, easy install, great lighting & nice looks Extremely quiet operation even at high speed. The 2 halogen lights really light up our stove top. Easy install (Horizontal ducted) which included a damper. May need 2 people to install, unit is @ 30 lbs. This unit replaced an old Nutone unit which was loud, & not very exhaust efficient. We are very impressed with this unit, & would recommend to anyone!
    Date published: 2014-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality for the price This was easy to install right from the start. The instructions were very easy to read and to follow. The installation was very strighforward. The vent slid into position and was installed within minutes. Very simple for the average homeowner. It has performed without flaw since the installation. You can't go wrong with this . Definitely good value.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like all the features and the ease of operation I like everything about this product, it performs as advertised, so far I have had no problems with this product, and everyone who sees it likes the style of it.
    Date published: 2013-02-20
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  • Allure WS2 low suction, and blowing air from the top

    Low suction could be resulting from the blowing air from the top of the hood. Is is normal that the air blows from the openings on the top? If not, how to fix it? Thanks
    Asked by: Zozon
    The unit comes with a baffle to block off the "Non-ducted" vents on top of the hood. It should be installed when the hood is ducted to the outside, either vertically or horizontally. Installation of the baffle can be found on page 3 of the installation guide.
    Answered by: Donald
    Date published: 2015-03-07

    Levels of light

    I installed 2 LED8WPar20-AL light bulbs and now I have 4 levels of light because in the off position the light bulbs still glow dimly. I don't have a problem with this as long as there are no safety issues.
    Asked by: Henry
    I just installed this range hood and am using the PAR-20 LED lamps. If either one of them is removed the other light glows dimly, when both lamps are inserted they are out until one of the intensity buttons is selected.
    Answered by: Skiking
    Date published: 2017-07-29

    What cfm volume do each of the 3 fan speeds output on the WS230WW?

    Do the 3 fan speeds output a specific, consistent cfm volume (eg., normal fan speed of 100 cfm; mid fan speed of 200 cfm; high fan speed of 300 cfm)? I've been thinking that 300 cfm may be too much for my bungalow (without adding make-up air, which I'd like to avoid) but since this unit is quieter than the 220 cfm WS1, I thought I could just run the WS2 at speeds 1 and 2 and probably be a whole lot happier. Does that make sense? I'm assuming the WS2's automatic heat sensor won't run the unit on high speed all the time and negate all this.
    Asked by: gkv1
    Thank you for your question on the model WS230WW range hood. The high speed would be 300 CFM and the low speed would normally be around 150 CFM. The middle speed would be approximately 225 CFM. You do not need to use the high speed. As long as you use the low or midrange fan when cooking, you probably would not see the heat sensor turn the speed to high very often.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-03-04

    Is the bottom closed for easier cleaning?

    Is it also teflon coated? I saw that on some models.
    Asked by: Birdwatcher
    Thank you for your question on the model WS230WW range hood. Under the aluminum mesh grease filters, there is a Teflon-coated bottom cover that makes clean up much easier. The cover is held in place with two screws and can be removed for more thorough cleaning.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-05-11

    Looking for clarity around your answer to my third question about vertical venting of the WS230WW

    Thanks for answering my 3 venting questions earlier this week. Can't wait to get your fan installed. Previously, one of your Technical Service reps told me to that if I vented this unit vertically with round duct work, I should go about 2 feet before installing an elbow to avoid the exhaust backing up and re-entering the kitchen. Your comment that I can just add the elbow directly on top of the unit is a little contradictory. Just wanted to double check with you before doing the work. Maybe I misunderstood the Tech Service rep (maybe she was suggesting using a 2 foot straight length before an elbow when using 6" round duct instead of 7"). Please clarify if you could and don't feel obligated to post this additional question on your site (unless you want to - feel free to edit appropriately as you see fit)
    Asked by: gkv1
    Thank you for your question on the model WS230WW range hood. Please contact our Canadian office at 888-882-7626 for assistance.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-03-02
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