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The exhaust fan is not 'sucking' air from the bottom of the microwave, it is pulling in air from the upper right of the unit. Why?

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  • mmplessner Nov 12, 2009

    woodsman,

    thanks for the response. the damper is not stuck and i have removed the filter. there are 2 fans in my microwave, the larger black one expels air out the vent and this is working very well. there is a smaller grey fan that is sucking air from the top of the unit not from underneath where the filter is. i have a build-up of grease in this area but my filter is very clean. what is going on?

  • mmplessner Nov 12, 2009

    woodsman,

    thanks for the response. the damper is not stuck and i have removed the filter. there are 2 fans in my microwave, the larger black one expels air out the vent and this is working very well. there is a smaller grey fan that is sucking air from the top of the unit not from underneath where the filter is. i have a build-up of grease in this area but my filter is very clean. what is going on?

  • Jim Thurston May 11, 2010

    If this unit is vented out, check to see if the damper is stuck on the vent. If not vented check to see if filters need to be cleaned. Most filters will clean in the dishwasher.

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Not to be redundant , but there are two dampers on a microwave that is vented out. One attached to the unit and one on the exterior of the building. Have you checked both? I am from the mechanical side of appliances, not the technical side but i believe the large fan vents steam and odors from the cooktop and the small fan cools and vents the micro conpertment. I'll check with others and get back with you.

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  • Jim Thurston Nov 12, 2009

    Been thinking of your microhood today. Is this a new install or a new home where someone else has installed the unit? The exhaust fan is tri-directional, either to the outside through the back or top or back into the room through a filter. The fan has to be installed in the hood pointing in the desire exhaust direction . It is possible that the fan is turned in the wrong direction. It will still run but has nowhere to exhaust if this the case. If it is the unit has to come back down to change the blower direction. Let me know, Jim.

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