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When opening the door a venting sound immediately starts up.

I have a GE Spacemaker XL1800.It will still let you cook and will stop until you open door again. Sometimes a warning will flash to change the charcoal filter. Please advise.

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The charcoal filter needs to be changed every 6-12 months, or sooner if it gets clogged.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts (including charcoal filters) by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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