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GE jvm1653 fan quit

The fan that runs when cooking quit, not the external exhaust fan. Everything else is still working but leaves the inside of the microwave warm for a while. It did leave an odor in the kitchen, hot electrical odor.

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Took it apart to get at the cooling fan, plugged temp cord to watch the cooling fan not run to verify the problem. Problem is the cooling fan started working, so it's O.K. for now, we will see if it lasts.
Darn Gremlins!

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It is vital that the cooling fan runs, or the magnetron will be destroyed.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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