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Fan vents house vents come down from top microwave vents come in from the back what can do to solve this

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Most microwave oven fan systems can be rotated for either back or top venting.. This can be done by removing a few screws and rotating the blower housing to the position you need and screwing it back in place.. Hope this helps..

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