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Our over the range microwave model#mco16ouw is not venting out properly steam forms on the door & underneath

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SOURCE: range light and oven vent fan

This usually indicates damage to the circuit board of the control unit assembly. We repair these control units nationwide for only $32.50 postpaid. If you decide first to remove or replace the bulbs or check the sockets or wiring, please unplug the microwave first. Failure to do that is usually how the boards get damaged. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your base model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 BUT - I don't recognize NN-2501 as a valid model number. Could you confirm that? Thanks!

Posted on Feb 19, 2007

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SOURCE: how does the vent work?

Under cabinet microwaves generally have two configurations for venting.
1) There is a vent cover plate on the top or rear (sometimes both) of the unit that can be removed and connected to a duct that vents up to the roof. If you do not have such a duct installed then that cover plate should be left on the unit so that it vents in configuration 2.
2) With the external venting ports sealed with the cover plate(s) the microwave simple draws air from the bottom (usually through 1 or 2 grease capture screens) and vents it out thought the front/top of the unit. This configuration isn't very useful as it just blows the air back into the kitchen. Many people don't both using the microwaves blower in this configuration.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: exaust vent/ fan very weak

In your duplicate post, you mentioned your model, so here you go:

This is due to poor air flow, either to a blockage or a problem with the internal cooling fan or hood vent exhaust fan.

Are the grease filters or charcoal filter clogged?

You may want to check your owner's manual for info on checking the filters. Grease filters can be cleaned, but charcoal filters must be replaced about every 6-12 months.

The installation manual will tel you if there's some error in the installation setup.

You can download Maytag owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: recirculating over the range micro does not take care of steam

Mayny reason. Does it vent outside? If not you are not getting a great amount of air flow. Are you filters clean? Dirty filters will stop max air movement. These are not the best machines for moving air but they sure are great spacemakers. Not sure if this can be fixed by any means other than a true vent hood.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Replace vent over stove with microwave & the

So are you saying that the vent hole doesn't line up with the microwave vent hole? I had a similar problem, it didn't matter since most of the new over the stove microwaves can vent back into the house as an option.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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And I always recommend that you use the vent fan whenever you're cooking on the stove top to keep heat, steam, and grease out of the controls and door panels, etc.

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Then you can get high temperature appliance paint in spray or brush-on form from local appliance part stores or places like Wal-Mart and Lowe's.

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You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts (such as charcoal filters, etc.) by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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Mayny reason. Does it vent outside? If not you are not getting a great amount of air flow. Are you filters clean? Dirty filters will stop max air movement. These are not the best machines for moving air but they sure are great spacemakers. Not sure if this can be fixed by any means other than a true vent hood.

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1) There is a vent cover plate on the top or rear (sometimes both) of the unit that can be removed and connected to a duct that vents up to the roof. If you do not have such a duct installed then that cover plate should be left on the unit so that it vents in configuration 2.
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It could be a problem with your cooling fan or hood fan not venting the cavity enough.

To help you most effectively, it's better to post your full actual model number. But I'll give you the general info for now.

If this is a countertop model, you should feel strong air flow coming out from the back.

If it's an over the range model, you should hear the internal fan blowing when you hit Start and see the steam moving around while it's heating.

If the fan is not blowing and air is not blowing or if the next system is not working or blocked, you will get more steam than usual and the magnetron will likely end up being damaged.

Some steam buildup inside is normal, but not too much. It's kind of subjective, but it's dependent to a lagre degree on that air flow.

Most newer models don't have any gaskets to worry about, but older models may have deteriorated gaskets which limit the air flow.

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer once we pose a final solution.

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