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Fan motor won't shut off after use

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Stops after 4 mins


Can you hear the "whirl" of the fan? It is possible the fan is not turning & cooling the oven therefore it will shut down when it reaches a certain temperature. This could be caused by a supply fault to the fan or the fan motor, either way it would need to be tested by a qulified engineer.

Nov 10, 2013 | GE JVM1653 Microwave Oven

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Vent blower won't stop


I had the same problem with the fan not wanting to shut off after the repair. Once I set the clock though I was able to push the button to shut the fan off. So try setting your clock first and see if that helps.

May 07, 2013 | GE Profile Spacemaker Over-the-Range...

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We have a kenmore ultra wave microwave and the fan has stopped working and now the microwave won't operate. Any suggestions?


see this causes and fix it .God bless you
Exhaust Fan Motor If the exhaust fan does not run the fan motor might be bad. Remove the fan motor from the microwave oven and see if the blades can be turned by hand. They should turn very freely, if they're stiff the fan motor will need to be replaced. The fan motor can also burn out. To test this use an Ohm meter. The motor should have continuity. If it does
Thermostat If the microwave exhaust fan is not working the thermostat might be defective. The thermostat senses the air temperature and turns on the fan as needed, if it's defective it won't turn on the fan. Watch our video on testing thermostats.

Main Control Board If the microwave exhaust fan is not working check the exhaust fan motor and wiring. If they are good the main control board might be defective.


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Oct 02, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

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Kenmore microwave fan won't shut off


The fan is required when the microwave is running, cools the magnetron. The problem may be in one of the interlock door switches, it is to complicated to go through the steps and the testing requirements, plus the alignment is critical.

Mar 22, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

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Fan makes a terrible rattling noise


The fan blade may have come loose from the shaft or the fan motor bearings are shot. Repair is accomplished by replacing the blade or motor. If the fan is not operating correctly the magnetron will star to overheat and the oven will shut down.

Jun 21, 2010 | GE Microwave Ovens

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No power to GE Spacemaker Microwave


I have model GE Microwave serial # JVM2070SK02. I start to cook something and it shuts off 5~10 seconds. Keyboard is still lit up, but no clock, fan, light and you cannot operate anything on the key pad. Unplug the unit and it resets. Sometimes it cooks, sometimes it doesn't? It is getting more frequent with the shutting down problem?

Feb 01, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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My ge microwave after running for about 3 to 4 minute it shuts down and will not start up again for 30 minutes model # TH903659B JVM 1650 JVM 1651 what is the problem thanks


If the fan comes on when you put the unit into a cook cycle and all sounds normal otherwise, you most likely have a bad magnetron tube. (Google "GE magnetron failure" and watch how many complaints and articles pop up). The tube overheats and trips the thermal relay causing the unit to shut off until it cools back down and comes on.
Very, very common problem on these models although GE will not admit it.


Jul 11, 2008 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Plate won/t rotate no reheating


PLease open the housing of turn table motor at bottom of the oven and check for the AC input voltages on motor terminals as specified on sticker on motor. for no heating please check fuse between high voltage transformer and high voltage capacitor. Also check high voltage Diode and Magnetron.Please please don't try to measure voltage on terminals of magnetron.

Jul 29, 2007 | Whirlpool MH6141XK Microwave Oven

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