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    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php

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CVM9179EL1DS GE Cafe Microwave - exhaust issues; can't reset charcoal filter


Premium Member
Jun 16, 2020
Model Number
1-5 years
Friends, I'm back again with another issue. I have a GE Cafe microwave - bought 3 years ago. The exhaust is wired to recirculate, but the vent has stopped working recently. I figured the charcoal fiter may be an issue and replaced it. However, the reset filter button doesn't work now. The unit works otherwise - cooks etc. but we cook regularly and it would be nice to have the vent work. I do throw the oil filter(?)/grate in the dishwasher once every couple of weeks...

Thanks much for any assistance!

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