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I have a GE Profile microwave/convection oven JVM1790SK01 installed over our cooktop. The exhaust fan doesn't work. It turns on and you can feel it blowing outside, but it doesn't actually **** up anything from the cooktop. Help!

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  • lgayvert Jan 31, 2010

    Opening the window doesn't seem to help. There is just no pull. The steam or smoke just rises and rolls right up the front of the microwave instead of being pulled into the fan.

  • lgayvert Jan 31, 2010

    I have a JVM 1790SK 01 microwave/convection oven installed over the cooktop. The exhaust is vented to the outside. When you turn the fan on you can hear it run and if you are outside you can feel it blow out the vent, but it does NOT pull any steam or smoke from the cooktop. It floats up and just rolls up the front. This was installed 1.5 years ago and has NEVER worked properly

  • lgayvert Jan 31, 2010

    do you think the fan could be installed backwards?

  • lgayvert Feb 03, 2010

    Where would I find this "knock out panel"?

  • lgayvert Feb 12, 2010

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate all of your hlep.

  • lgayvert Mar 31, 2011

    Hi Woodchuck789,

    I responded a year ago. Since then, my hubby had someone come in (while I was out) and he made some 'adjustments' but did NOT unmount the unit at all. So, it still doesn't work---big surprise. I would just unmount it myself, but I am afraid I don't have the right tools and that I'll mess it up trying to put it back. I live in Maryland near Annapolis. Do you happen to know anyone in this area who is knowledgable, honest and not ridiculously expensive? Or should I contact GE directly? This is so frustrating!

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Remove the filters if installed and with the fan running, place a sheet of paper under the micro and see if it is drawn up to the micro. If yes then it is working and the filters are plugged. IF no, then it is likely the fan is in the wrong position and you will have to drop the unit to reposition the fan assembly.
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It's pulling air from somewhere since you feel it outside. I suspect an installation problem. It need to be inspected for an opening where the air is being pulled from. If it goes out the roof it could be in the attic.

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    Charles T Nevin Feb 01, 2010

    If the fan were in backward or wired backward you would feel the air being blown from the air intake. Is the fan blade turning or slipping when the motor is running. You may can see it by taking the filter off.
    If you still feel the air blowing outside you'll have to find what air it's blowing. It's coming from somewhere but not from your oven top. You have a leak somewhere..


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    Charles T Nevin Feb 01, 2010

    Another possible problem causing this is that vents can be vented outside or vented to recirculate through a charcoal filter. Make sure the knock out panel which allows the air to vent outside was removed. The oven may have to be removed to determine this.

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    Charles T Nevin Feb 03, 2010

    In this diagram it looks like where parts 52 and 53 goes is where the air should come out. It's on the top. So while you have it unmounted you can turn the fan on to see how the air goes and check out the duct work which takes the air away to the outside. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partse...

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Is your unit vented to the outside of your home,if yes then for these units to properly work in the kitchen air it needs to have good air flow you should have a window in the kitchen area craked ope to allow new fresh ai to enter your home while it evacuates the air you are trying to vent to the outside.if there is no new air to replace the air you are moving out it will not work right.

if your unit is not vented to the outside then all the air you are trying to pull up from the ranges just gets blown back in the same room but you still ned to have a window cracked open in order to circulate the air movement.

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  • seth adams Jan 31, 2010

    these fan are located in the center and rear of the microwave.they will not pull the steam up from the front burners of the stove,because they are to far forward of the suction action of the microwave.if there was something that could help direct the flow of steam to the fan it would **** up the air.

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