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The fan runs when I open the microwave door :GE XL1800 microwave

GE model #JVM1850WD001 ,Spacemaker XL1800 microwave.
problem:Fan runs when door is opened and shuts off when door
closes.

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  • dArch1 May 19, 2009

    I ordered a new door switch and will replace
    it. Hopefully this will solve the problem of the
    fan running when I open the microwave door.

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This most commonly is a bad door switch, other possible problems are a faulty relay or solder joint on the power module, but a bad door switch is most common. Q - The fan in my microwave oven is not running will this hurt my microwave?
A - YES, the fan cools the magnetron and electronics, take the microwave in for service, most fans are not too expensive to replace.
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its not at all fault of your fan its the faulty door switch that has to be replaced.
click this link to check out how door switch looks 
http://www.applianceaid.com/image/burnt-switch.JPG
for more help click this link 
http://www.applianceaid.com/micro2.html
to replace the door switch manually please click this link
http://www.applianceaid.com/micro8.html
you can order new door switch at 
www.repairclinic.com
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Posted on May 14, 2009

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