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Fan stopped working in JVM1533BD microwave

The microwave still cooks food. The lights & turntable work. Everything is fine except for the fan. The fan doesn't work when i am microwaving something or when i just want the fan to vent steam from the stove. I dont dare to use it until i get the fan fixed. Thank you for any help, Adam Bruce

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I assume you're talking about the hood fan which ventilates the cook top and blows air through the grille across the top. If so, it's okay to use the microwave with that not working, but if you boil something on the stove, an external fan is definitely needed to keep mositure from going up into the microwave controls. If the cooling fan INSIDE the microwave (behind the keypad) is not working, then you do NOT want to run it unit it is fixed. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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