I have an outdoor range that is on my back porch that is built into the wall. There is a GFCI outlet right next to the range (not sure if that is related). For some reason when someone rings the doorbell of my house the range hoods' fan turns on. Does that make any sense to anybody? Some kind of power surge? Any ideas on how to fix it?

  • Wow 😳.....either gremlins or someone screwed up some wiring.
    – ArchonOSX
    Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 7:59
  • Does the fan turn off when the doorbell stops ringing? Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 11:47
  • Is the doorbell a traditionally wired system, or is it wireless? Or have wireless componets such as extend-a-chime? Does the range hood have a remote control? Or does it have remote control capability?
    – Tyson
    Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 12:29
  • No the fan does not turn off when the doorbell stops ringing. It works as if someone hit the normal button to turn on the fan when someone hits the doorbell. The only thing I have noticed is there is a digital display on the fan that is supposed to state the speed of the fan (1-5), however it displays the number then flashes "F" - I suppose for fault but I need to find the manual still. Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 13:21
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    I see a wireless remote control as an option (click features). I would further investigate how the doorbell system works. I suspect prior owner may have had extend-a-chimes or like wireless add-on and they didn't take the transmitter but unplugged and took the receivers. I suspect two wireless systems are interfering with each other.
    – Tyson
    Commented Jul 14, 2017 at 15:44


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