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GE Spacemaker xl1800

My spacemaker appears to be running when the door opens. When the door is closed and no cook time selected it's fine. However when you open the door the fan begins to run. It has never done this in the past and is there anyway to tell if the micro way is actually active or the fan is just running.
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A simple test is to place a piece of bread in the microwave ( it heats up very fast) and then if your microwave was actually ON and generating RF, the bread would get hot very fast.. If it remains cool then only the fan is on. It appears that you may have a faulty door switch thou because once you open the door, your microwave should be off..

Are you sure the VENT is not on? That blower will operate regardless of the door open or closed so you must switch it OFF.

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