I purchased a used GE above stove microwave and am adapting it to a recirculation vent, but the fan motor does not run when in operation, there is a fan running inside the Microwave and I can feel air blowing to the outside front left, does the duel fan in the back of the MV need to be running, or does it kick on as needed
ALSO I CAN NOT FIND A FILTER IN UNIT
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some microwaves vent to the exterior. check outside for a vent. If it is a recirculating model, perhaps the filters are plugged, the vent pathway is blocked (packaging material) or a loose panel at the back so that the exhaust fan air is leaking out somewhere else. I don't know what else it could be unless the fan is loose on the motor shaft and the fan motor is running but the fan blades are not moving air.
Yes, that is what they are made for, As long as it has a vent that can be used to vent the smoke from cooking it can be mounted over the stove. Normally the bottom of the microwave should be mounted 16" to 19" above the stove top. The microwave must have a vent with a blower motor in order to be used above a stove top. Most have a thermal switch that will turn the microwave vent on once the temperature reaches a set point.
yes, you can recirculate it out the front which i suppose u do currrently... you may also vent it out the top, or the rear. to do this u must drop the unit down,and rotate the fan motor to point the appropriate direction, and also install or have a exterior venting piping existing currently..
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
"Microhood" seems to be a slang term for the "microwave hood" (hood fan or exhaust fan) which is normally part of an over-the-range microwave oven or range.
But these should be available separately, as I seem to recall.
I would contact home centers such as Lowe's, Home Depot (if they still exist), etc., or a local appliance store.