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Microwave exhaust door stuck in open and close cycle.

Jenn air microwave exhaust door keeps opening and closing when the unit is not in use and won't stop. unplugged the unit to see if that would reset the unit - no luck.

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    ventfan door keeps opening and closing on jmv9169bas microwave

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Depending on age You might need a new one. A repairman might be able to fix it.

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Hello my JENN AIR Jenn Air JMV8208BAS Microwave won't turn off properly. When it comes to the end of the cooking time it beeps and the vent at the top closes but it keeps making a noise and it is still...


I would first suggest checking the bottom door switch and its mount.

See these help files:
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/safety.txt
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/disassembly.txt
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mwd/doorsw.txt

The full service / installation manual is here.

If it's not a switch issue, you may have a sticking relay on your control board, which can be economically repaired. Details are here.

Oct 15, 2013 | Jenn-Air JMV8208A Microwave Oven

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Door latch


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Open Lever If the microwave door won't open the open lever might be broken. This part can be replaced separately.

Door Spring If the microwave door won't open the door spring may have broken. The door spring is located inside the door and keeps downward pressure on the door hook.

Door Latch If the microwave door won't open the door latch might be broken. The door latch is inside the microwave. The door hook, which is part of the door, engages with the latch to keep the door closed during operation. If the door latch or actuator breaks the door may not open.

Door Hook If the microwave door won't open the door hook might not be releasing properly. The door hook is installed inside the door and normally releases when the door is opened. The hook is made of plastic and will break over time. When this happens it will need to be replaced, it can't be repaired.

Button Spring If the microwave door won't open the button spring might be broken internally. The button spring can be replaced.
Button If the microwave door won't open the button might be broken internally. The button can be replaced.

Handle Actuator If the microwave door won't open the handle actuator might be broken. This is a plastic part which can become brittle over time. This part is connected between the door button and the door latch assembly.

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Jenn-air micro convection - cooling fan comes on when door is opened, then goes off, intermintent problem


I have seen where one of the door switches becomes intermittent causing the symptoms you are describing, tough to nail down considering there are more than one door switches.

Jun 16, 2012 | Jenn-Air JMV9169B Convection/Microwave...

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Jenn air microwave loose door


Most if not all of these units have a safety switch--can't get at it from the outside---if unit is taken apart it often is snapped into a plastic holder and prevents the unit from working if door is open.

If it is loose or not engaged completely the unit will do what you are describing.

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Jenn-Air Microwave vent grill opens and closes


I have this same problem occasionally. Pull the vent grill open and look for a white cam that rotates when the microwave is on. To the right of that cam, there are two gray switches. The bottom switch should have a red tab that pops out. When the vent grill opens and closes continuously, the red tab is stuck in. Take a flat screwdriver or tooth pick and push gently in on the red tab to release it. It must get stuck due to grease or dirt accumulation. Good luck.

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Turns on when door opened


this is dangerous; replace or adjust your door switches the interlock switches should only allow you to turn on the microwave when the door is closed

May 29, 2009 | Jenn-Air JMC8100 Microwave Oven

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Turntable won't stop


Sounds like a door switch problem or stuck relay contacts on the control PCB. Do the light and fan run too or just the T/T??

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Top front vent keeps opening and closing while fan is running


You can find your owner's manual online here.

That should help you clarify & verify proper operation.

If you still need help, you can contact Jenn-Air (Maytag) customer service here.

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

May 20, 2008 | Jenn-Air JMV8208A Microwave Oven

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JMC7000ADW Blows circuit breaker


I've had this problem twice with our microwave. The hint to where the problem lies is that the breaker blows when you open the door at times. Inside the microwave are three microswitches; primary and secondary interlock micro switches and an Interlock Monitor switch. The switches are supposed to shut down the microwave if it is running and the door is opened. But, I've found the upper primary switch can stick internal at times and when the door is opened the stuck switch will, because of the way it is wired as a safety switch, cause either the fuse or possibly the main circuit breaker for the oven to pop. The reason the stuck switch blows the breaker or fuse is when the door is opened the interlock switch will cause the neutral wire from the AC power to be applied to the Upper Primary Interlock switch which normally should be open when the door is opened, but if the switch is intermittent or the contacts weld themselves shut the neutral line is connected direct to the "hot" side of the power line through the fuse and thermostat. The first time my microwave failed the switch had melted the contacts together inside the switch and the second time the switch became intermittent and would blow the breaker to the over ever so often. I suspected the switch the second time this happened and utilizing an ohm meter I checked the switch several times by opening and closing the door and once in a while it would remain closed instead of opening when the door was opened. Of course while trouble shooting the power cord to the microwave must be disconnected and use all safety precautions when working around the high voltage areas inside the microwave. I wrote Jenn-Air about the bad switch and the way it is wired into the circuit, but never received any acknowledgement. I suspect these microswitches are under rated for the amount of current that passes through the switch, thus they overheat and eventually arc the contacts together. I hope this helps explain the intermittent problem and could explain many of the intermittent blown fuse problems I see in these internet help sessions

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JMV8208AAS Jenn-Air runs all by itself


check the door connection. it may be stiking. unplug from the wall and open up, spray wd40 and give it a clean.

Dec 13, 2007 | Jenn-Air JMV8208A Microwave Oven

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