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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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The vent hood fan on the microwave (over the cooktop), is

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Hi, the vent hood fan on the microwave (over the cooktop), is stuck on high. The buttons appear to work on the microwave display, but the fan does not shut off. I threw the breaker, but the fan came right back on. How can I shut it off?
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of the appliance? And has it done this before?
Customer: It is a Whirlpool GH7208XRS-1
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: It has not done this before. I plan to replace the microwave with a new one (10 years old), but I would like to shut off the fan now.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Recently, the handle cracked and there is a small crack in the frame, so perhaps that affected the connection between the fan buttons and the fan operation. Anyway, I'd like it to stop!!
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 1 month ago.

The fan turned on likely due to high temperature from the cooktop below. It should toggle off once it cools., Let me know what happens.