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No fan noise when cooking.

In the process of cooking some bacon, the fan noise on the microwave stopped. The microwave continued to cook the bacon, however. It still heats and cooks but the fan noise is sporadic. Sometimes for a few seconds when you start it up and once, recently, for a minute into a cook cycle before it stopped.

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The internal cooling fan is critical. It comes on automatically whenever the oven is cooking.

If the oven is used without its working properly, the magnetron can be destroyed very quickly.

(This of course is different from the hood vent exhaust fan, which you can turn on and off at will)

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

In some models, the motor itself is bad. In other models, it is a bad relay or connection on the control circuit board.

We regularly repair these control panel assemblies for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service in about a week.

Feel free to contact me directly (with your model number) for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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