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GE Microwave vent fan replacement

Hi - I just read your solution you posted on 7/19/8 about someone's fan assembly that melted. I also have a (I believe very similar) GE Space-saver oven range microwave (JVM1430WD) that has a broken cylindrical fan inside of the fan assembly. I believe it was broken from the start and only noticed it when we had to take our oven down for some work on our cabinets. After cleaning the front vent, I noticed the blades on the one side of the fan assembly (part number SMV-260UA-C) were broken and pieces were loose. I reached in and removed what I could.

So question is, can you supply me with one of these cylindrical fan (blades) parts and is it going to be difficult for me to take the fan assembly apart to put the new blades in? Or should I just buy a whole new fan assembly? Just to let you know, I don't normally take microwaves apart - but have put together a home computer before! Thanks!

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(I'm assuming you're talking about the hood / vent / exhaust fan instead of the internal magnetron cooling fan).

The part # SMV-260UA-C will not be enough to go on, as there at least 3 variations on that number shown at Samsung parts.

These microwaves are made by Samsung, but you'd need the GE part number to replace the whole thing. They don't sell the blades separately.

The part # for the "ventilation motor" is WB26X10042 and you can find it for $97.11 here, which is about fifty dollars less than direct from GE.

I may have available a replacement flan blade off a used unit. If you'll send me the dimensions, I'll check. I need the length of the fan blade, the diameter, and the inside diameter / shaft size, and whether the shaft is round or "D" shaped.

Please feel free to contact me directly.

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

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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