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Fan will not turn off after cooking time stops

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- Which fan is it, the internal cooling fan, which comes on automatically whenever the unit is microwaving? Or the hood vent exhaust fan which you can turn on and off manually?

- Does it run all the time, or just after cooking?

- Does the inside light or turntable also remain on when they should shut off?

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The problem is on the controller assembly, which I regularly repair very affordably.

At my Web site, you can get details, plus I have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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The lights can can be inoperable or stuck on or stuck in "night light" mode. Sometimes this will similarly affect the fan operation or inside light, too.

For more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me via my site.

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I have a GE Profile Spacemaker model JVM1660SB005, maufactured in November 2000. I attempted to change a burned out bulb on the left side. I did not check the manual to see how to remove the bulb, nor...


I regularly see (and repair) this light and / or fan failure on model JVM1660SB005 and most any model of over the range microwave.
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At my Web site, you can get details, plus I have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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The lights can can be inoperable or stuck on or stuck in "night light" mode. Sometimes this will similarly affect the fan operation or inside light, too.

For more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me via my site.

Please include FULL model number*, FCC ID number*, + detailed symptom information. ( * on the tag in cooking cavity or around door frame or control frame or on back)

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http://www.microwavecontrol.com
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If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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