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GE JVM1440 over the counter microwave

While microwaving last night, a strange noise started which was the fan dying i think. now it cooks but no fan which creates a lot of "smoke" in microwave. what should i do?

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If the internal cooling fan is not working (I don't mean the hood / vent / exhaust fan) then you should not use the microwave until it is fixed.

The cooling fan is essential to prevent the magnetron from overheating and being damaged.

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 or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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