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Built in over the stove microwave installed with fan blowing air out of the front of the unit,{recirculating} and setting off our smoke detector.. I have installed ductwork to outside of house and want to redirect fan to top vent so as to vent directly to the utside.

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Please give detail of model number.

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Most of these units have a center conduct to connect to external. You have to remove the center cover to connect the external outlet.

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That will need a technician at your place as the section in the oven has to be made and some modification will require to do this.

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