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Why do you need to vent steam, it will dry out by itself?

Posted on May 13, 2014

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Vent fan wont turn off


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

Apr 22, 2014 | Maytag Over-the-Range Microwave

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Condensation between door glasses


This moisture can accumulate from certain types of cooking (lots of boiling) in the microwave or in extreme cases, from a blocked grease filter or exhaust vent duct.

Spills or large amounts of accumulated moisture should be wiped off. Minor amounts can dry out by themselves easier if you leave the door open after cooking.

Also, when boiling on the stovetop, you should always use the hood vent exhuast fan to keep steam and grease out of the controls and the door area of the microwave. I always recommend using the vent fan with any cooking on the stovetop.

As long as it is not rusting the metal mesh screen or other parts of the door, it can be allowed to dry out over a period of days with the door open.

If it is a convection microwave, using the convection heat will help it dry.

May 19, 2013 | Microwave Ovens

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Hey, I have a new microwave, and when ever I reheat foods or make frozen meal the food ends up soggy. I've cooked my food with a paper towel but it gets soaked too. I don't know what else to do!


Hello;
Confirm that the exhaust fan is worjing Iy exhaust the moisture while the items heat up. Another thing is to vent the packaging the food is wraped in. It holds the moisture, which turns to steam, then back to water when it cools. Venting is important. Good uck and thanks for using Fix-ya. Ned

Mar 27, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Is there a piece I can install on the bottom of my over-the-range microwave that will help keep the front of the microwave from being covered in steam when cooking on my stovetop?


Every over the range microwave has a vent on it that should be venting that steam. I don't know of anything you could put under there that would solve your problem as that is where then vents are and they would be blocked. It sounds to me as though your steam is not being vented properly, and this could also happen if the steam is being vented back into the room instead of outside as many OTR microwaves allow you to do. Its a little bit of work to vent it outside but I myself did that with my microwave and have never had a steam accumulation problem.

May 03, 2010 | Maytag Appliances Over-the-Range Microwave...

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Our range venting microwave doesn't seem to **** up the steam from the range top. A lot of air comes out the top,but the steam seems to be going in.


We have the same problem with our lmvh1750st lg brand, there is 5 settings and alot of noise and airflow out the top. Very little from the bottom actually seems to go into the vent. We are very disatisfied with this and find during normal cooking we have very little help from the vent hood.

Oct 27, 2009 | Bosch Microwave Ovens

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Recirculating over the range micro does not take care of steam


Mayny reason. Does it vent outside? If not you are not getting a great amount of air flow. Are you filters clean? Dirty filters will stop max air movement. These are not the best machines for moving air but they sure are great spacemakers. Not sure if this can be fixed by any means other than a true vent hood.

Jan 26, 2009 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

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How does the vent work?


Under cabinet microwaves generally have two configurations for venting.
1) There is a vent cover plate on the top or rear (sometimes both) of the unit that can be removed and connected to a duct that vents up to the roof. If you do not have such a duct installed then that cover plate should be left on the unit so that it vents in configuration 2.
2) With the external venting ports sealed with the cover plate(s) the microwave simple draws air from the bottom (usually through 1 or 2 grease capture screens) and vents it out thought the front/top of the unit. This configuration isn't very useful as it just blows the air back into the kitchen. Many people don't both using the microwaves blower in this configuration.

Feb 16, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Steams


It could be a problem with your cooling fan or hood fan not venting the cavity enough.

To help you most effectively, it's better to post your full actual model number. But I'll give you the general info for now.

If this is a countertop model, you should feel strong air flow coming out from the back.

If it's an over the range model, you should hear the internal fan blowing when you hit Start and see the steam moving around while it's heating.

If the fan is not blowing and air is not blowing or if the next system is not working or blocked, you will get more steam than usual and the magnetron will likely end up being damaged.

Some steam buildup inside is normal, but not too much. It's kind of subjective, but it's dependent to a lagre degree on that air flow.

Most newer models don't have any gaskets to worry about, but older models may have deteriorated gaskets which limit the air flow.

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer once we pose a final solution.

Nov 29, 2007 | Kenmore 62702 Microwave Oven

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