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My GE Microwave fan will not shut off it is brand new just installed one hour ago. Not used yet How can I get the internal fan to shut off

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That's usually caused by a shorted hood TCO (thermostat or thermal cutout) or if the cooktop lights were removed or installed while power was applied, a surge could have damaged the control board.

I would check the owner's manual, and look carefully at the section which describes when and how the hood vent exhaust fan comes on.

If it seems to be defective, I would get a replacement oven from the dealer.

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