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Our microwave (Model # MMV5165BAS) doesn't sound as loud as it did before. It still works (heats food), but it sounds like a fan is not working like it should when we turn it on. I messed around a little with it and turned on the 5-speed vent fan, level 2 doesn't work. Is this something to be concerned about? Comments: May 26, 2010 - Is the part easy to swap (for a non-technician) and is it worth it?

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Hi, yes you should be concerned with the fact that the fan in the microwave is not working because it's function is to cool of the microwave whenever it is heating up and without it working, the microwave will gradually begin to malfunction. As a non-tech, it is not advisable to swap it your self because of it's complicity. I advise you call in a tech, and changing the fan worth it.

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