Question about GE SpaceMaker Microwave Ovens
GE Spacemaker Model JVM1443WK02 I just removed this from wall and flipped the motor to blow upwads. What hood parts do i need to create a venting system to blow outside the house. I mean specifically the part of the hood attachment that mates wth the microwave
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
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Posted on Oct 07, 2008
First you have to unplug your device. Next you must remove the cover from the micowave. Follow the powe cord to the unit the fuse should be right at the beginning of the powe cord. I hope yhis will help you.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
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
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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!!!
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
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