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OTR Samsung Microwave fan comes on with no reason. Any way to fix it?

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  • Diana Heil Apr 15, 2015

    No, I neither used the stove nor the microwave before the fan turned on by itself.

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Does this happen while you are cooking on the range burners under the control panel?? These type microwaves have a heat sensor built into them in the area of the control panel bottom. If the microwave control gets too hot from cooking on the stove below it the heat sensor will turn the fan on to keep the control panel from getting heat damage. The fan should go off after everything cools off.

Posted on Apr 15, 2015

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  • Diana Heil Apr 15, 2015

    No cooking either on stove or in micro prior to fan turning on by itself.

  • Jerry Smith Apr 16, 2015

    Then you have a problem with the main control board. There are relays mounted on it for different parts of the micro operation such as light, fan, turntable, etc. main board is located behind and usually attached to the control panel. Depending on the age and what you paid for the microwave it may not be cost effective.

  • Diana Heil Apr 16, 2015

    It is still under warranty. I called them and they will repair it at no cost. Thanks for your advice.

  • Jerry Smith Apr 16, 2015

    I should have suggested that but assumed it was out of warranty.

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