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Are you referring to an over the range microwave with an exhaust fan? It should have come with a damper kit and adapter to go a standard duct size and run it either trough the back wall or straight up

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Trying to find out if I need to have the microwave vented to the outside


It doesn't matter some are some are not vented to the outside, if you have a vent already set up then use it....

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If the motor is powerful, it should take all smoke outside. You need to find our why smoke is staying in, or getting back in. Is it going out one vent and back in the other? On the outside of the wall the vent should have a flue or pipe fitted, if not it can be affected by wind passing the vent.

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How to vent exhaust outside


bea12bfe-3a65-4764-8544-5bc63391c2dc.jpg9dbdeaa6-0b81-4926-ab21-2206dc8f6420.jpg6bfcce66-f35e-4950-b5c4-5ba9eff2c34c.jpgI usually choose an outside wall if possible to vent outside. You can buy a rear vent that is superior to a dryer vent. When this isn't possible you need a rectangular duct going up through your cabinet and up through your ceiling. hopefully you have an attic or you have to switch to a 5 inch tube going sideways (above your cabinets (if there is space) to the outside wall. If it goes into an attic you have to cut through the shingles to a vent made for bathroom and or hood vents. The motor and blower assembly inside your microwave is designed to turn to be front facing, rear facing or vertical facing. Just unscrew or break out the side that you need to vent through.

Oct 21, 2013 | GE Spacemaker JVM1540 Microwave Oven

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Amana microwave amv1154 vaq


If there is a vent outside it will be behind micro,you have to take it down to check that 1 st. If there is the motor must be removed and reinstalled to redirect air flow to outside.

Dec 14, 2011 | Amana Microwave Ovens

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Venting of microwave - house stinks of bacon


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!!!

Mar 21, 2010 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Installing a Whirlpool over the range microwave oven, just trying to figure out if I have to vent it outside or not. Instructions say venting outside is not necessary if you have a recirculation system....


I would say that you do not have to vent it outside. One of the most common complaints I get is that the microwave is not sucking up a lot of air. I have called Whirlpool and they have said that most of these newer microwaves don't really have a lot of air movement in them and they have smaller blower motors. Some of this was due to the fact that people didn't like the noise of a big fan that was necessary fo move air. I have noticed this on my own also. When boiling sweetcorn this summer, it would barely **** up the steam whether it was recirc or to the outside, I usually test them by putting a cleenex under the vent abd see if it holds it there. Bottom line is they really don't move a lot of air and it's not worth the cost and time of venting it out. Hope that helps

Mar 08, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Can i cover my outside house vents in the winter?


you should never cover any vents, they are there for a reason, to keep you safe from fumes, damp, etc.. (If talking about vents that are outside you home). If you are talking about appliance vents then you run the risk of them breaking if you cover the vents, due to overheating

Vents that are outside the home including boiler vents etc... exhume all of the carbon dioxide that is bad for you. Vents that are there to stop damp, if blocked may cause you to have a problem with damp in the future.

Jan 14, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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No Exterior vent for fumes


Hello kbender,
I am absilutely certain that the reason it vents inside is because it is more difficult to vent it outside.. ( which means it costs the builder more to do that) but to answer your question.. Yes, all spacemaker micros can be vented out the wall but you will have to remove it from where it is mounted and rotate the blower assembly so it vents out the back, place a blank off plate over the open area where it used to vent ( it may be there and needs to be repositioned when you rotate the blower) , then create a vent hole that lines up with the exit point of that micro.. and attach duct work to bring it outside ( depending on your siding , will dictate how that gets mounted externally and you may run into a problem witha stud on the outside wall ( a bearing wall) that wil need to be cut..I've installed many of these to outside vents and it is a lot of work.. so you may want to consider your options. If you hire someone, that's the easiest solution. You may also want to check to make sure your condo committee ( if you have one) will not have a problem with that.. or you may be able to get a group discount if you hire someone to do mulitple units..
Hope that helps..
Regards,
Rick

Dec 04, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Outside venting GE Profile Spacemaker XL1800


Your vent flap could be taped or it could be faulty installation not allowing the vent to open. If you take the front vent cover off, you should be able to reach in above the fan unit and gently push the vent flap up, it should move freely with no binding. If it doesn't it is taped or blocked. If it is taped, gently putting upward pressure on the flap might release the tape. If that doesn't work the vent installation is blocking the flap. You might have to remove the unit from the wall (two people to do this) or disassemble the vent duct above the microwave and rework the interface for clearance.

hope this helps,

Sep 30, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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