Question about Microwave Ovens
I have a new above the cook-top microwave (GE Model JVM1540) which is vented to the outside through a top exhaust vertical duct. The exhaust fan is loud and there is practically no difference in the noise produced by the high and low exhaust speeds. I have wrapped the duct with insulation in an unsuccessful attempt to lower the noise of the fan. Is there anything else I can do to lower the noise produced by the exhaust fan?
You can remove the exhaust turbine unit with one screw and reinstall microwave and buy a braun external exhaust unit that fits over the hole where it is at the roof or wall and all of the noise will be outside and it will actually work. It is weather proof and will **** steam or fumes out like the best vacuum cleaner.
Posted on May 25, 2009
There is a flimsy back draft flap that opens when the exhaust fan is turned on and can rattle at medium and high speed. If the exhaust duct has an outside wall outlet with back draft flaps, the internal flap becomes redundant and can be removed. In my opinion the flimsy flap on the microwave is a very poor and cheap design.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
The installation instructions or owner's manual may cover this issue. If you don't have them, you can download them here: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/
Otherwise, I would be concerned that there may be an obstruction in the duct work or filter(s) which may be making the fan work harder and struggle.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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