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Old 07-22-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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Kitchen Aid hood fan model KWCU405SSS.

Originally came with two Halogen MR11 bulbs. I picked up two LED bulbs, put them in and noticed they don't turn off. Replace one LED with a Halogen bulb and they turn off. Put a non contact voltage detector on the wires and it lights up indicating voltage to the wires no matter if the switch is on or off. I guss I'm under the impression that off should have zero volts and on low/high setting would have voltage. What can cause this? Did the electrician hook this up wrong? Fault with the internal parts or is this normal?

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Old 07-22-2015, 07:38 PM   #2
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#1, loose the non contact tester.
Use a real volt OHM meter to know the real voltage readings.
Can not imagine how the type of bulb would have any effect on how the switch works.

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So I'm getting around 2v when the switch is off...I'm thinking the 2v is there all the time and not enough to light up the Halogen but enough to light up the LED.
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Call the manufacturer's number for service and ask them if you can use LED lamps in the unit.
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