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Fan stays on without cooking or starting

Cooktop is cold but fan will intermittently come on when I close the door even before I select a cook time. Fiddling with the door sometimes will make it stop and operate normally.

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Sounds like a door switch problem. Relays can stick too so tap them to release, they may need to be replaced

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SOURCE: stops cooking

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

This can be caused by slamming the door or by habitually opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find an exploded view by entering your FULL model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct)

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Fan continues to run when I open the door.

It may be a door switch problem (see this file) or a stuck fan relay on the control circuit board, which we can repair for $39.95 in most cases.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

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You can usually find an exploded view by entering your FULL model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct)

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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