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Whirlpool microwave, intermittent blower activity, shuts down microwave

Whirlpool above-range microwave, model MH1160SXQ0, about a year from new: When heat rises from range below, or when microwave produces enough heat, the blower kicks on, off, on, off intermittently. Microwave may or may NOT be in use when this happens; if in use when blower kicks on, microwave immediately stops heating, (shuts off,) and flashes message to call for service. Becomes unusable until area cools down.
Appreciate your help. Claude

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Not clear what to explain but would look at the front control switches, commond problem, to see just play with the door open and closing to see what happen's with the fan, it's probroly not making proper contact, the other problem I can thing of is bad thermal heat sensor, there should be two or three of them, you need to know the basic what they do to test them just jump them, and try the unit and see if the problem stop to see witch termal is deffective.

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