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Fishy odor my microwave gets af ishy odor coming out of vents at top whn it is on for more than 1-2 minutes what is it and how can i get rid of the smell

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  • debbitoni Oct 29, 2008

    the model no. JVM1842BF001 I don't recall hearing the fan running, but I do notice that part of the vent gets very warm on one side and steam escapes. Does this model have a filter?

    Thank you

    Debbitoni

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    I would suspect that your magnetron is overheating.

    When you are microwaving, do you hear the cooling fan inside running?

    I don't mean the hood vent exhaust fan, which you can turn on and off at will.

    I mean the one that comes on automatically when you microwave.

    Also, please reply back with your mdoel number. It will be JVMxxxxxxxx or SCAxxxxxxxx, etc.


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It may be an overheating magnetron or high voltage transformer.

It should have filters. That would be covered in your owner's manual.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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