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GE spacemaker Profile XL1800 vent fan will not shut off

I have an above About 1 minute after cooking the vent fan will go on and stay on even after cooking or if you open the door. The vent will startup even when I boil water on the stove. The vent shuts off about 15-20 minutes later unless we unplug it. If I slam the door shut hard sometimes the vent will stop. Other than the vent fan coming and staying on the microwave works fine.

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  • Kevin Chau Dec 09, 2007

    I also have same model GE microwave XL1800. My experience is similar to yours. Got my microwave with new home purchase 1 1/2 year ago and now is acting up. One day, my wife was cleaning around the area when a sudden pop scare her. The microwave was not even in use. I quickly unplug the unit and recycle power. After that, the LCD display was going nuts, turning the fan it will not shut off unless I pull the plug. The unit will not heat at all. If what you're saying about sticky relay is correct, there is a lot of oil residue inside the flapper. The unit vents to the outside (upgrade).



    Any suggestions? Thanks for any ideas.



    KC

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It may be a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel, such as a sticky relay.

I would suspect a sticky relay first, but the door switches should be checked.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

If you need your control panel assembly (smart board) repaired, we do that for $39.95 nationwide.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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