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GE XL 1800 Fan Won't shut off

Hi,

Just started happening, the vent fan won't shut off, we have tried cycling through the touch pad settings, unplugging the unit, opening/closing the door, standing on our heads, etc, but the fan won't shut off.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Paul

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  • johnfish Mar 28, 2008

    i have recently noticed our cooktop light was out. this afternoon ran unit long time (auto defrost 6.0 lbs -- 32 or 39 mins) then 10 minutes full. about 6 or 7 minutes into cook cycle fan just started running. Also had spaghetti noodles boiling on cooktop, and bottom of unit was hot from this cooktop steam/heat. I put a baby bottle in and normally 15 secs is ample, but it wasnt as warm as usual, but did get some heat. Put in for another 15 secs and still not to full warm temp for baby but warm enough for crying hungry baby. So, its heating but not entirely. I just cut the power at the breaker and re-energized and fan now works fine, but I dont think its heating right.

  • johnfish May 02, 2014

    Wow; I got an email from Fixya today and had to check out what it was all about. Long time ago, this post was - my daughter is elementary school and the microwave works fine. I think the heat from the stovetop can influence the thermostat as also noted here.

  • johnfish May 02, 2014

    One more thing, I try to pay attention when I am using the cooktop for a long time and run the exhaust fan to help keep the heat down. Other than that I resolved the problem with turning off power at breaker for a few seconds; I am pretty sure that operation went back to normal after lower surface of microwave cooled down. Been a long time but thats what I can remember.

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Hey Hey, it seems to work just did a 5 minute express cook and boiled spaghetti sauce. All I did was cut power and turn back on. Cross fingers.

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Assuming you've not had recent trouble with the cooktop lights, then I would suspect your "hood thermostat" is defective.

It should read normally open, and when it fails it will short.

If you or someone you know decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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

If you've recently had trouble with your cooktop lights, then you probably have a damaged control panel (circuit board) which we repair for only $39.95 postpaid.

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