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The fan starts up and runs on its own and we are cooking

The fan of the MV 1610 ST microwave starts up on its own when we are cooking on the stove top below it and have the oven on as well. The microwave is installed above the stove and underneath the cabinet. We are not running anything in the microwave at the time. It runs for a long time until we stop cooking on the stove top and running the oven. . Is there anyway to stop this from happening or shutting off the fan? the fan switch or off switch does not stop the probem. Thanks.

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  • alamedaboy Feb 27, 2009

    I have a goldstar over the range microwave, model mvh1615ww, which has always worked fine. Yesterday, while roasting vegetables in the oven, the vent fan came on (normal). Now the vent fan will not shut off. The only thing I can do, is unplug the microwave completely. I understand this feature, and that it can take a while for the vent fan to shut off, but this goes on for a longer period of time than ever before. I plugged the microwave in a day later, and the vent fan comes on, no heat from the oven.

  • perickson55 Apr 06, 2009

    The fan won't go off on ours either. It went on when we were using the stovetop and the only way it will stop is if we unplug it.

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That is a normal safety feature.

That's only covered in a very subtle note in the hood fan section of your owner's manual:

NOTE:If the temperature gets too hot around the
microwave oven, the fan in the vent hood will
automatically turn on at the HIGH setting to cool the
oven. It may stay on up to an hour. When this
occurs, the fan can not be turned off.

If for some reason you don't have your owner's manual, you can download it here.

Enter your model number as MV1610ST with no spaces.

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