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Kitchenaide Microwave KHMS145KSS rattling noise

This oven has worked fine for four years. REcently, whenever the oven is in use there is a rattling sound (sounds like a noisy fan). The oven works fine otherwise. Any ideas?

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There is a possibility that sme of the wireing or the fan has become loose best checking it .

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