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My microwave is arching on the outside through the exhaust vent

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How to vent exhaust outside


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Oct 21, 2013 | GE Spacemaker JVM1540 Microwave Oven

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Need to know if I can convert it to outside vent


This unit has a three way exhaust capability on it. There is a plate on the back that you remove to set the blower housing to back, top or frontal exhaust. You take the plate off and then just lift the blower assy. up and then reset it back into position for the direction that you want. It may be missing the vent louver for outside exhaust if it wasn't left with the unit when it was installed.

Sep 17, 2013 | Sharp R-1850A Convection/Microwave Oven

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Exhaust fan direction


You can usually recongure the outlet on the vent to just vent into the room,but if you aren't going to use it,not an issue.

Dec 18, 2012 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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The microwave doesn't seem to be bringing the air up into the vent for exhaustion outside. It's brand new.


I presume that you can hear the fan running? If so, most over the cook top microwaves have an option to vent to the outside or simply recycle through the filter and vents above the unit. If you check your manual there should be instructions on how to change this configuration to suit your situation, but it likely needs to be done before you install the microwave.
http://manuals.frigidaire.com/prodinfo_pdf/Springfield/316137234.pdf
The above manual shows how to reconfigure the microwave from recirculation (as shipped) to external exhaust setup on pages 4 - 5.

Oct 10, 2010 | Frigidaire PLMV169DC Microwave Oven

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The exhaust system never has worked. Will not pull any air from the cooking stove under micro as it was supposed to.


Check the cabinet over the top of the microwave, the unit should be vented to the outside of your home, if not it was a venting model and just never connected to the vents.

Jun 14, 2010 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

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Can this unit indoor vent be changed to vent outside?


Yes. There is an installation manual available for this model listed at managemylife.com. Just type in the model number under the "Manuals" link and the installation manual is available in .pdf (Adobe) format that you can download or print for FREE. Ductwork installation instructions for outside rear exhaust and outside top exhaust are listed. I hope this helps you.

Mar 01, 2010 | GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Can i install an external blower outside to boost


Possibly so.

I'd first check to be sure the grease filter is clean, the duct work is not clogged, and the outside vent is not home to an animal's nest.

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Jan 10, 2010 | GE JVM1190 Microwave Oven

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I had the exhaust switched from inside to outside venting, but there is no air intake. What do I need to check?


Check to see if the damper is stuck, either on the exterior vent outside the house or at the microwave. Also, did the blower get turned to point at the desired exaust direction. Unfortunately, both interior possibilities will require removing the microwave.

Dec 27, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Outside venting GE Profile Spacemaker XL1800


Your vent flap could be taped or it could be faulty installation not allowing the vent to open. If you take the front vent cover off, you should be able to reach in above the fan unit and gently push the vent flap up, it should move freely with no binding. If it doesn't it is taped or blocked. If it is taped, gently putting upward pressure on the flap might release the tape. If that doesn't work the vent installation is blocking the flap. You might have to remove the unit from the wall (two people to do this) or disassemble the vent duct above the microwave and rework the interface for clearance.

hope this helps,

Sep 30, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Exhaust fan


The fan pulls from the range top and either out those vents on top unless there is a vent in your upper cupboard. Then it is vented outside. Hope this helps.

Jan 07, 2008 | Maytag MMV1153A Microwave Oven

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