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Problems with the fan EMERSON MW8107WA

I have problem with the micro wave when closed the door the fan starting, where i can get a diagram. because i check all the switch and connections and all seem good. I hope your answer THANKS

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    Bought an emerson model# mwg9111sl about 6-7 months ago from wal-mart. Worked ok for about 4-5 months and now it's quitting/shutting down during use after about a minute or so. The whole fan thing sounds very familiar. With the cover removed it appears to turn on when you shut the door! Not too sure what thats about? When it does quit during normal operation the light dims and the turntable still rotates. I'm gonna take a shot in the dark and assume it may be a micro switch myself. I have heard of several recalls in the combo ovens such as this one, due to excessive heat on these switches. Wonder if anyone with this model has experienced fires due to this reason? I am also very cusious about a potential class action suit. Any ideas, comments or suggestions feel free to contact me [email protected]

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    My emerson mw8119sb burned my wives finger when she put a dinner in the microwave it had not been used that day. It got extremely hot all over I had to unplug it. It could have started a fire. They have sent me a release of all claims paper and a promise of a new microwave. I checked reviews of other models and they all seem to have similar problems. I think we would be satified with a different brand without those problems.



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I know you say you checked all the switches and connections, but it sounds like a defect in the control mechanism. A defective microswitch, failure of one of the safety switches etc. Don't try to fix it yourself though as there are safety issues involved (high voltage and radiation) - get a repairman! Considering the low cost of new microwaves plus radiation concerns, you might also want to think about getting a new one.

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