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My spacemakerXL Microwave is only 2 yrs. old. It started making a loud noise (like the fan) when turned on. Then durin the heating cycle, the (?fan?) stopped completely. The appliance still heats, but it only hums, not like it had normally sounded. I,m not talking about the exhaust fan; it stil runs properly. This happened about three weeks ago and I,m afraid to use it. Please help me! T. Edwards

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Yes! I would not use it until it is fixed, because it sounds like your internal cooling fan is not running. This means your magnetron is not being cooled and will be destroyed if run too long with no cooling.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, 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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

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