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MMV1153BAW - Exhaust Fan

Our microwave is new - purchased in July. The exhaust fan sounds like it's working but it is not drawing any steam from the stove top. We had the supervisor of our installer look it over and he says everything is hooked up correctly. How do we fix this problem?

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  • jw22bob Mar 06, 2009

    Dear Sir,
    I have the same problem on a general electric Model VM230WL 002.
    SER # 97046S.
    It has been installed since 1994. The fan makes lots of noise like its running, but no suction. I have checked the filters. It has solid steel ducts heading up and vents out the eve of the house. Seems there should be a damper that is not working. Where do i find this damper.
    Thank you,
    Bob P.



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You or the installer should refer to both the installation instructions and owner's manual to be sure the venting is correct, the filters are not clogged, and the outside exhaust is not blocked, such as by an animal nest.

Proper cooktop ventilation is very important to keep the microwave cool and keep steam and grease out of the controls.

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

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