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Concerning Microwave oven Model MH2175XS I am following the installtion instruction phamplet to change the vent fan from inside circulation to outside by removing the two blower screws on the back and lifting up the fan; rotating to upper flue exhaust position and I cannot lift the blower assembly out...it does move slightly but stays put.

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Looking at the pamphlet, it sounds like you're doing everything right.

It sounds like something is a little bent or out of alignment making it stick.

Maybe you can take the tip of the screwdriver, and push against the motor assembly a bit to loosen it?

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

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