The PM500SS delivers the features you expect and the power you need. Broan's high performance centrifugal blower delivers 500 CFM in a compact size. With our LT and LB Series Liners, you achieve a custom installed appearance while protecting your cabinetry. Serious cooks will appreciate the full surface coverage of the halogen lighting, as well as three-speed pushbutton controls that ensure proper ventilation. Smooth surfaces clean easily and quick-release filters can go in the dishwasher.
- Durable 430 Stainless Steel with brushed #4 finish is visible when installed (non-exposed housing is made of electro-galvanized steel)
- HVI rated 500 CFM, operates at 9.0 Sones
- Three-speed pushbutton control provides the right ventilation choice
- Brilliant halogen single level lighting from two lamps allow great cooktop visibility (JC 12V 20W G4 base included)
- Dishwasher-safe grease filters, with quick-release latches, are made of aluminum mesh to capture airborne particulates and are easily removed for clean-up
- 6” round duct connector for backdraft damper
- Optional non-duct kit (model 359NDK) includes charcoal filters, reducer, duct boot and register grille for installations that require recirculation sold separately
- Optional Universal Make-up Air Dampers help to balance air pressure in the home (MD6TU, MD8TU, MD10TU)
- Fresh air inlets are required when using make-up dampers (641FA, 643FA, 610FA)
Broan Universal Make-Up Air Damper
Residential Kitchen Make-Up Air Webinar September 24, 2013
Island Range Hoods for Kitchen Upgrades – Danny Lipford
Cleaning a Range Hood Filter – Danny Lipford
Proper Use of a Range Hood- Danny Lipford
How to Ventilate the Whole House
Proper Ventilation Equals A Healthy Home - Danny Lipford
What are CFMs? - Danny Lipford
Range Hood & Ventilation Fans Tip - Check Terminations of Ventilation Ducts
How do I determine the size of the range hood I need? - Danny Lipford
Is there any regular maintenance needed on my range hood? - Danny Lipford
Does an Over the Range microwave provide adequate Capture? - Danny Lipford
Give Your Kitchen a 72-Hour Facelift with Danny Lipford
Island Range Hoods for Kitchen Upgrades - Danny Lipford
Importance of a Range Hood for Indoor Air Quality
Kitchen Renovation Includes Adding Range Hood with Danny Lipford
Can I install a range hood without venting it? - Danny Lipford
How to Construct a Custom Kitchen Range Hood HGTV.com
Keep your kitchen clear of smoke and fumes. Don't neglect ventilation when remodeling your kitchen, ConsumerReports.org
Cook with a gas stove? You could be breathing polluted air, study says, Los Angeles Times
Using gas stoves with no hood may expose many to air pollution, UPI Health News
Breathe Easy – What you need to know to ensure proper home ventilation, K+BB
5 Kitchen Renovation Goofs To Avoid, Consumer Reports
Clearing the Air, K+BB
The Kitchen as a Pollution Hazard
Fixing Stove Hoods To Keep Pollution Out Of The Kitchen
|Accommodates Ceiling Height||N/A|
|Blower Air Mover Type||Centrifugal Blower|
|Control Feature Filter Reminder||No|
|Delay Shut Off||No|
|Dishwasher Safe Filters||Yes|
|Duct Connector Size||6" Round|
|ENERGY STAR® certified product||No|
|Flue Accommodates ceilings up to xx ft||N/A|
|Heat Sentry - Temperature Sensor||No|
|Light Bulb Quantity||2|
|Light Bulbs Included||Yes|
|Max Sones/100 CFM||1.8|
|Minimum Height Above Cook Top||22"|
|Non-Ducted Recirculation Capable||Adaptable with optional kit|
|Product Depth (inches)||11-1/4"|
|Product Height (inches)||9-5/8"|
|Product Width (inches)||20-1/2"|
|Switch Control Settings||3|
PM500SS is rated
Rated 1 out of
Noisy at low fan speed
Very disappointed with the noise level at the low fan speed. Many exhaust fans will have noise ratings for each speed however this one does not. Given its performance, it's pretty clear why they did not publish the rating at lower speed. Very loud.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 3 out of
Nice fan but....
I love how this looks and how it's constructed. But unfortunately, we didn't discover that it made a loud clicking sound until it was fully installed. Evidently something was rubbing against the fan blades. The Broan people were very responsive and took care of it.....but it added a lot of time and trouble at the very end of our project.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of
Just built and purchased two vents, very pleased with the product.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 2 out of
Trade sound volume for air removal... Your choice...
Recently installed this unit in our remodeled kitchen. While it's appearance was attractive, the noise was outrageous... when the factory engineers fitted a larger motor (for increased CFM) they were forced to install the intakes next to, as well as close to the front wall of the unit. This causes the unit to produce an excess of noise. The next smaller model, (PM390S) the motor is turned 90 degrees and where the intake is not restricted, and is much quieter.
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 4 out of
Functional but initially buttons would stick
The unit seems well made and is very functional. The layout of the controls are good but initially the buttons would stick. It took a while for them to work free.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Replace halogen bulb with led
I want to replace the halogen bulb with an led bulb. Can I do that and what is the replacement bulb?
Thank you for your question on the model PM500SS kitchen exhaust system. The PM500SS requires the use of Type T3, 12Volt, 20 Watt maximum Halogen bulbs with a G-4 base. We cannot recommend or suggest using any other bulbs with this unit.
Date published: 2015-11-09
what causes fan to stop working?
Thank you for your question on the model PM500SS range hood power pack. There is a thermal overload inside the motor and if this part gets too hot it will shut the motor off. Please contact our Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
Date published: 2015-11-09
How difficult is it to replace the damper?
I found my damper (Part# B08088378) in the back yard. My kitchen was professionally installed and I was wondering if it is practical for a novice like myself to reinstall it. I am not sure why it came loose, it appears undamaged.
Thank you for your question on the model PM500 kitchen exhaust system power module. The damper for the PM500 is normally installed right on top of the unit, before you install the duct work. You would need to have access to the top of the unit to reinstall it.
Date published: 2014-11-21
new kitchen less than 1 year, lights go on for 1 second and go out this happened 3 or 4 times now lights won't come on at all
Thank you for your question on the model PM500SS kitchen ventilation system. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
Date published: 2016-10-26
PM500SS: Lights not working. Fan is working.
Changed out the bulbs and the fuse. Last time you suggested changing out the transformer. How do i do that? How do i get the covers off? Thank you.
Thank you for your question on the PM500SS. To change the transformer you need to remove the filters. After the filters are out you need to remove the bottom cover by sliding the two slide latches. Once the bottom cover is removed, the transformer will be located on the right side inside your PM500SS. The transformer has a plastic cover over one end. Remove two screws holding the plastic cover. Now remove two screws one on each end of the transformer and this will allow you to remove the transformer. If you have questions please call Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453 so we can walk you through any questions you may have.
Date published: 2017-11-21