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Cooling Fan Continues to Run - Built-In Microwave

Cooling fan continues to run after the cycle is completed

This is normal operation 

Depending on the temperature inside the microwave oven after a cooking cycle ends, the cooling fan may continue to run for some time in order to cool the microwave oven. The turntable may also continue to rotate and the light may stay on during this time. This is normal. The door may be opened at any time to add or remove food, and/or to start another cooking cycle.

  • The cooling fan allows for proper cooling of the microwave oven.
  • The microwave cooling fan may continue to run for several minutes after the cooking cycle has been completed.
  • Keeps the electronic controls cool during every oven function such as BAKE, BROIL or CLEAN.
  • No microwave energy is used after the cycle is completed and the control may display “Cooking Complete” with options for Keep Warm or Add 30 Seconds(certain models).


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