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Exhaust fan does not have much "sucking" power

I'm thinking about venting the microwave exhaust to vent outside intead of inside. But I put a piece of paper up to the grease screen and it did not stay "sucked up" to the screen---not much pulling power. Is this a problem with the spacemaker fan?

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  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    I have the same problem, it does not **** any of the smoke or vapors, we constantly have to open every window in the house to air it out and the windows always have condensation on them.













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SOURCE: Over Stop Microwave Vent Blower doesn't remove steam

Whirlpool customer service is here and you can also enter your model number on that page to download your owner's manual, installation instructions, etc..

The installation instructions are what you need.

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Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Outside venting GE Profile Spacemaker XL1800

Your vent flap could be taped or it could be faulty installation not allowing the vent to open. If you take the front vent cover off, you should be able to reach in above the fan unit and gently push the vent flap up, it should move freely with no binding. If it doesn't it is taped or blocked. If it is taped, gently putting upward pressure on the flap might release the tape. If that doesn't work the vent installation is blocking the flap. You might have to remove the unit from the wall (two people to do this) or disassemble the vent duct above the microwave and rework the interface for clearance.

hope this helps,

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Samsung otr microwave vent problem

Please call Samsung's Service Division at 800-932-3837.

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Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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SOURCE: VENT NOT SUCKING

I would suggest checking the filters, checking the duct work (including the outdoor vent) and if that doesn't turn up the problem, the hood vent exhaust fan blade assembly may have come loose on the shaft.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here to help you verify the filter status and duct work.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

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Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: My Micro vents into the kitchen instead of venting

Hi,

The fans on an over the stove microwave can be rotated up to 180 degrees depending on how the installer intends to vent the hood. Your fan is pointed forward and venting into the kitchen through a charcoal filter. If you want to vent through the ducting and out of the kitchen, you'll have to drop the microwave down off of the mounting bracket and rotate the fans in the back, pointing the dicsharge upward for a vertical vent, or 180 degrees, if it discharges out the back (wall vent). In both cases, an adapter is necessary, and can be obtained at any hardware store.
Best regards, --W/D--

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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