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Ge jvm3670sk02 microwave vent opens but doesn't close

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I had the same problem. It was the plastic that holds the folding vent cover, it cracked. I didn't do anything about it and just let it go. Mistake. Last night it broke off completely, on both sides! So now I am looking at a much bigger project to try to glue/build the darn thing. I suggest you get up there with a flash light when it is open and see if there is any sign of the plastic cracking. If so, take out the two screws on the top and that will let you pull your vent cover off completley and you might be able to glue the plastic and reenforce any weak areas. I have found many posts about this problem on line and sounds like GE charges about $400 to fit it (more than a new one!) Good luck!

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Interesting post, because I have the same problem! I have spent the better part of today researching and taking our microwave apart (partially) to inspect the top portion re: outside vent. Everytime the microwave is on, the "active vent door" (manufacturer's term, not mine!) opens. Apparently this is normal. But it also opens when you turn on the vent fan, when cooking on the stovetop. I don't like this feature, because I think it 'overrides' the outside venting system. I double checked our outside vent to ensure that when this oven was installed, the person did in fact allow the flap to be open when the fan is on (he did). So I think what 'our' problem is, is that the microwave active vent sort of interferes with the outside vent, thus more of the cooking smell being blown into the house instead of the outdoors. I was thinking of simply disconnecting the gizmo that make the active vent door open each time you use the oven and/or vent fan option however I don't think that's a good idea as apparently the main purpose of the active vent door is to keep the electronics of the microwave oven from overheating. The more I read about this version of microwave, the less impressed I am with it. Lots of electronic issues with it. I am not fussy either with having the microwave over the cooktop. Sorry I don't have a solution for your problem but I do feel your pain!!!

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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That's usually grease buildup behind the stirrer cover.

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

See you owner's manual for information. If for some reason you don't have yours, you can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

Any damaged parts will have to be replaced.

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i HAVE THE SAME MICROWAVE. tHE ONLY TIME IT WILL HEAT IS WHEN THE FAN IS ON. ANY SUGGESTIONS

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I had the same problem. It was the plastic that holds the folding vent cover, it cracked. I didn't do anything about it and just let it go. Mistake. Last night it broke off completely, on both sides! So now I am looking at a much bigger project to try to glue/build the darn thing. I suggest you get up there with a flash light when it is open and see if there is any sign of the plastic cracking. If so, take out the two screws on the top and that will let you pull your vent cover off completley and you might be able to glue the plastic and reenforce any weak areas. I have found many posts about this problem on line and sounds like GE charges about $400 to fit it (more than a new one!) Good luck!

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