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Frigidaire Microwave Stove Vent Fan Won’t Turn Off [SOLVED]


If you have a Frigidaire microwave functioning as a stovetop hood vent fan it may turn on if the cooking range causes an overheating issue. However, even after a period of time to cool down, it may continue running on high without responding to the on/off switch.


To correct the problem, try turning on the microwave oven momentarily, set to a few seconds, and then the microwave oven turns off, the fan may automatically reset and turn off.

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  • 4 Jun 2022 – This page continues to have many visits, which suggests the fan problem continues to be an issue for many people.
  • 24 Dec 2020 – We are seeing an increase in interest for this page. It seems that during holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, when people are home preparing larger meals, this issue surfaces and people seek help.
  • 26 Nov 2020 – There has been an increase in visits to this page. Presumably this is because more people are encountering the problem and looking for a solution. The map below shows recent page visitors. For some reason, those visiting this page are mostly from the mid and eastern states of the United States.
  • 20 Sep 2020 – This page was created in Sep 2020.

By Greg Johnson

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