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Vent fan wont turn off

The vent turned on automatically when steam was coming off stove but turn off.

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  • Steve
    Steve Apr 22, 2014

    The manual says that it shuts off at about an hour. It's been well over that

  • Ted H May 05, 2014

    My over-the-range microwave misbehaves, too, when the stove has been on for quite some time or when there is a steam source below it. This type of problem has occurred about once/month for several years but the problem has always disappeared once the unit has cooled or dried out. There has been no permanent damage or deterioration that I can detect.

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Steve,

The vent fan is thermostat controlled to protect the control panel. Once the panel temp drops, this will turn off by itself. This is normal for this to occur when your steaming and cooking for a long time. Good Luck

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

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