Microwave Motor?

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Old 02-14-18, 05:53 PM
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Microwave Motor?

Our over the stove microwave...when we put the fan only on it's slow, and sounds like it's humming & laboring. Same when we put the microwave on cook--the fan makes a similar noise and sounds like a mild rattle.

Is this worth fixing? Is it the blower motor that's bad? Whirlpool model VMH2205XVS-1 Thanks!
 
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Old 02-14-18, 06:34 PM
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There are two fans. One is the multi speed exhaust fan and the other one cools the microwave while running. Which fan is giving you trouble ?
 
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Well ....when I hit the fan button without putting anything on cook, then that makes the noise. Makes noise too when cooking. Is the exhaust on automatically when in cook mode?
 
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Your correct model number is WMH2205XVS1

Fan running during cooktop usage
• This is normal. The microwave oven's cooling fan (on some models), which is separate from the vent fan, automatically comes on during microwave oven operation to cool the microwave oven. It may also automatically come on and cycle on and off to cool the microwave oven's controls while the cooktop below is being used.

I have to guess you're hearing the microwave cooling fan.

Open the following link. Click on the "air flow parts" tab. The fan is picture # 6 and part number # W10440507. You can search using that part number for pricing. Sears price is pretty good.
Sears parts direct/model-number/wmh2205xvs1/1198/0123370.html
 
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