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Installing a Magic Chef MCO165UW. Before installing it the vent fan blow out the front not the back vent that will hook up to outside vent. Will it vent to the outside once installed?

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    Laura Krebsbach May 03, 2017

    So, instead of completely taking the whole thing apart to change the direction of the motor I just turned the entire fan unit around to blow to the back. Worked great!

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Not unless you change the motor direction rotation

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