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Top front vent keeps opening and closing while fan is running

We have the micro vented to the outside. Do we need to have the front vent operating?

Since it is operating, is it supposed to open and close while fan is running? It did not do that when first installed. It only started opening and closing within the last two weeks. Prior to that it would open when we turned the fan on and close when we shut the fan off. Now it does not always close when we turn the fan off.

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    Response to your request for clarification: Jenn-Air Model JMV9169BA. When the micro is on, the fan vent stays open and closes normally.



    When we just turn the fan on to vent heat from the gas range, the vent opens and closes constantly and when we turn it off, it sometimes shuts off with the vent open. It is also vented with a pipe going to the outside.

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Please reply back with your brand and full model number.

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