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Cannot turn off fan

I have Kenmore 665.626 over the range microwave. The fan has three states hi / low / off. These work correctly if the microwave is not in use and is only being used as a fan / vent.

The problem is that there doesn't appear to be a way to turn the fan off when actually using the microwave. The fan is loud in our small home and I don't need it running every single time I use the microwave. I can use the touch pad button to turn it from low to high but pressing it again doesn't turn it off just back to low.

How can I get this noise maker to actually turn off when I'm just heating something in the microwave?

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The fan has to stay on,thats the way they are made

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