• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

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

    Jake

Maytag OTR Microwave Vent not sucking in air.

Chris Dunn

Premium Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2013
Messages
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Location
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Model Number
MMV5156AAW
Brand
Maytag
Age
6-10 years
Recently the microwave vent stopped sucking in air over the stove. I cleaned the two bottom grease filters and replaced the top charcoal filter. Still nothing. I removed all filters, turned on the vent and can feel the air blowing out the top, just not sucking steam/smoke at all. Was working fine last month.

Thanks,
Chris
 

jeff1

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Messages
24,013
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

Vents outside or inside?

If outside, flapper stuck/sticking closed??

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jeff.
 

jeff1

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Location
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I can feel the air blowing out the top.
Then it is moving air.
Blower wheels greased/gooked up? Blower wheels loose? Fan turning slow....would have to be investigated.

jeff.
 
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