I need to convert the updraft to a recirculation/filtering on a 1993 model 3vm140k003 GE spacemake microwave
Now the microwave vents the cooktop by taking the air into the attic. I have been told that all microwaves can be hooked up to just recircluate and filter the air from the cooktop. I need to change the microwave to draw and charcoal filter the air so I can eliminate the attic piping. This microwave was in the house when we purchased it . Where can I get the parts and instructions to do the conversion?
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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
First you have to unplug your device. Next you must remove the cover from the micowave. Follow the powe cord to the unit the fuse should be right at the beginning of the powe cord. I hope yhis will help you.
Please clarify which model Spacemaker Micro you have .. and Spacemaker microwave ovens can be configured to vent inside or out simply by repositioning the blower assembly prior to mounting it to the wall bracket so turn it on and determine where the vent air is being distributed ( outside or inside) ..
Your vent flap could be taped or it could be faulty installation not allowing the vent to open. If you take the front vent cover off, you should be able to reach in above the fan unit and gently push the vent flap up, it should move freely with no binding. If it doesn't it is taped or blocked. If it is taped, gently putting upward pressure on the flap might release the tape. If that doesn't work the vent installation is blocking the flap. You might have to remove the unit from the wall (two people to do this) or disassemble the vent duct above the microwave and rework the interface for clearance.