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When the door closes on the microwave, there is a humming sound - maybe a fan??? The oven has not bee on for days so it is not hot. It turns off when the door is opened.

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During operation, most of the built-in models have a panel that tilts out while the exhaust fan is on. When cooking is done, the exhaust fan shuts off and the panel retracts to its normal position. With the fan & microwave motor off, the hum is easier to hear. Look closely at the top panel the next time you hear the hum, and you'll probably see that it's retracting.

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