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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Re: GE Microwave vent fan replacement
(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.
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It seems like the control panel is malfunctioning. The censorfor external vent fan may not work due to faulty control panel.
You need toreplace the control panel, so that microwave will work properly. Replacing anERC is not a difficult repair and can be accomplished by the average do-it-yourselfoffer.
Hope this will help you. Good Luck.
Interesting post, because I have the same problem! I have spent the better part of today researching and taking our microwave apart (partially) to inspect the top portion re: outside vent. Everytime the microwave is on, the "active vent door" (manufacturer's term, not mine!) opens. Apparently this is normal. But it also opens when you turn on the vent fan, when cooking on the stovetop. I don't like this feature, because I think it 'overrides' the outside venting system. I double checked our outside vent to ensure that when this oven was installed, the person did in fact allow the flap to be open when the fan is on (he did). So I think what 'our' problem is, is that the microwave active vent sort of interferes with the outside vent, thus more of the cooking smell being blown into the house instead of the outdoors. I was thinking of simply disconnecting the gizmo that make the active vent door open each time you use the oven and/or vent fan option however I don't think that's a good idea as apparently the main purpose of the active vent door is to keep the electronics of the microwave oven from overheating. The more I read about this version of microwave, the less impressed I am with it. Lots of electronic issues with it. I am not fussy either with having the microwave over the cooktop. Sorry I don't have a solution for your problem but I do feel your pain!!!
You are correct the fan motor is either stuck or needs replaced.
There is no way to do this without removing the entire microwave. In case your not familiar with how microwaves work, there is a capacitor that is very large inside and can hold a charge even after it is unplugged for up to 24 hours, please take action to prevent getting shocked.
Your microwave turning on by itself is a "self preservation feature" of the GE Profile Advantium and maybe some other models. Read the manual, When your over the range oven gets warm enough, for whatever reason the venting fan comes on until a satisfactory oven temperature is reached. You are not permitted to shut the vent fan off. Also it seems a temperature near room temp must be achieved before it shuts the fan motor off, it is very annoying. We had to return our Advantium because of fan noise. I configured the ovens vent fan to the recirculate direction because we do not have a vent duct that exits the house over our range. When the vent fan acting as the ovens cooling fan automatically turned on we would have to leave the house to hear each other talk. Too bad we really liked the oven other than that major problem. G-Man
I would suggest checking the filters, checking the duct work (including the outdoor vent) and if that doesn't turn up the problem, the hood vent exhaust fan blade assembly may have come loose on the shaft.
You can download GE
owner's manuals and installation instructions here to help you verify the filter status and duct work.
our Web site, we have a video
available showing how to remove a typical
over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
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First of all, if it's just the plastic (nylon) fan blade that's melted, most any fan blade should work.
I'd take the blade and motor to a local appliance parts shop and see if they have just a blade assembly that would fit.
Normally the shaft diameter is standard and the only consideration is to get a blade assy whose outside diameter and thickness are the same or a little less than the original.
Concerning the original part # you gave there are 3 Samsung parts that match up on http://www.samsungparts.com :
Part Number Description Specification Price
DE31-10178A MOTOR-VENTILATION SMV-260UA,120V,60Hz,31 $67.78
DE31-10178B MOTOR-VENTILATION SMV-260UA-1,-,-,-,-,-, $70.09
DE31-10178E MOTOR VENTILATION SMV-260UA-N,-,-,120V60 $67.87
Lastly, if there happen to be any numbers on the blade assembly itself, you can check them to see if they're good numbers at http://www.samsungparts.com