Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Just bought a house and has a GE Profile Spacemaker XL1800 microwave oven. The set up allows for outside venting, but all I get is the top front recirculation vent to operate and hence food odors just go back into the room. How do I get it to exhaust through the outside vent. Do I need to override something in the control panel?
Your vent flap could be taped or it could be faulty installation not allowing the vent to open. If you take the front vent cover off, you should be able to reach in above the fan unit and gently push the vent flap up, it should move freely with no binding. If it doesn't it is taped or blocked. If it is taped, gently putting upward pressure on the flap might release the tape. If that doesn't work the vent installation is blocking the flap. You might have to remove the unit from the wall (two people to do this) or disassemble the vent duct above the microwave and rework the interface for clearance.
hope this helps,
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