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


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.

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You probably have a bad fan thermostat. This thermostat is supposed to turn on the vent fan if the microwave oven gets too hot (caused by cooking too much or having too many burners turned on on the range beneath the microwave oven). It should shut off in about 15 minutes after your turn off the range burners. But if it comes on for no reason, or won't turn off, then You probably have a bad fan thermostat.

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When the Whirlpool microwave oven is on the loud fan noise is unbearable. It is not effected according to the power level, in fact when it stops cooking the noise remains until it automatically is switched...


The fan motor is going and it involves bad bearings or the lubrication in the motor has dried out. The fan is responsible for cooling the magnetron while it is running and is critical, I suggest replacing it as quickly as possible.

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Sounds like a strip down of the fan and lubricate the bearings with sewing machine or thin cycle oil will do the trick.
Hope that helps.

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I purchased the microwave oven just over a year ago and now after the time is up on an item cooking the air vent turns on automatically. The only way I have been able to stop the air vent after that is to...


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Occasionally, the unit growls with a loud noise while operating. I stop it and when the frowling stops, I restart it and it works normally for a while. then it will do the same thing again. It cooks...


This is probably lack of lubrication of either the cooling fan or the turntable if it has one.

If the cooling fan fails totally, the magnetron will fail so service the unit immediately.

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It is the fan. Im guessing it only happens on combination cook and not when you are only using the microwave setting. It happens because the oven is hot and it helps to cool it quicker. It is normal. The microwaves are not working and neither is the oven-just the fan.

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More than likely the magnetron has failed. This could be for a number of reason. Do you use your microwave to heat wheat packs or warm plates? If so, you may have dried the magnetron out (they use the moisture in whatever you're cooking to heat it, and plates/wheat bags have no moisture).

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The fan starts up and runs on its own and we are cooking


That is a normal safety feature.

That's only covered in a very subtle note in the hood fan section of your owner's manual:

NOTE:If the temperature gets too hot around the
microwave oven, the fan in the vent hood will
automatically turn on at the HIGH setting to cool the
oven. It may stay on up to an hour. When this
occurs, the fan can not be turned off.

If for some reason you don't have your owner's manual, you can download it here.

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We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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