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Microwave Fan Keeps running

I have an Amana RC17 microwave and after I use the unit the fan keeps running. I moved it to another kitchen and when I plugged it in the fan came on again for 2 minutes.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Let me be sure I understand what's happening...

    When you open the door and then shut it, the display will read "READY" and the fan and light will come
    on.

    At the end of the cooking cycle, the fan and light will shut off.

    The fan will also come on if the magnetron overheats or the sensor circuit has a problem. If this happens, the display will read "HOT".

    If the fan relay shorts, the light will be on and stay on.

    Which of these scenarios describe your situation?


  • mcamposan224
    mcamposan224 Sep 26, 2012

    display shows 00:00 when not in used. stop button does not work, fan continues to run. Exterior gets hot.

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Neither the owner's manual nor the quick start guide for this model addresses that specifically, but most commercial microwaves do work this way to ensure proper cooling.

The manual does state that when you open the door then close it, thelight and fan will stay on for an unspecified period of time.

If the word "HOT" appears in the display, the magnetron is overheatedand the fan will run until the temperature is brought down.

If the fan fan NEVER shuts off, then there may be a stuck relay or defective sensor.

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

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