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Fan on over the range microwave does not have enough suction to **** the steam from stove through the microwave. Does the blower get turned a certain way for this to work? Is there a .pdf operational manual I can get?

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  • kosakt Jan 03, 2009

    I checked the installation manual and everything is the way it should for the set-up that I have. The blower does blow a lot of air out the front but does not draw it through the bottom very well. Either the blower was installed wrong at the factory or it's just a bad design.

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This may be caused by a weak fan, improper installation, clogged filters, blocked air ducts, or a blocked outside vent.

Assuming yours is a Whirlpool, you can download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

This will help you check the mounting and setup, as well as helping you check the filters to see where the problem lies.

Please write back with your brand and model number if you yours is not Whirlpool.

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

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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    William Miller Jan 03, 2009

    I would contact Whirlpool customer service here.

    They should be able to offer some assistance.

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