A faulty Samsung microwave fan can mean many things. That is why in this article, we are going to talk about reasons why your microwave fan has stopped working and what to do about it.
Samsung Microwave Exhaust Fan Not Working — How To Fix
Now let us get into the reasons why your Samsung microwave fan isn’t working.
The Charcoal Filter
If the exhaust fan in your Samsung microwave has stopped working, it may be because the charcoal filter is clogged. This type of filter is used only in some Samsung microwaves. So if you own this type of microwave, you’ll need to carry out a little inspection on the charcoal filter. To do this, follow these few steps…
Step 1: Locate the charcoal filter. Most times, this filter is right behind the air outlet grill. You’ll need to take out the grill so that you can gain access to the charcoal filter. The methods used in taking out the grill vary in different models. So, you will need to follow the instructions in the manual for the microwave to find out the method for taking out the grill in that particular model.
Step 2: Once you have taken out the grill, remove the charcoal filter.
If the filter is clogged, damaged, or has stayed longer than what the recommended replacement time is, you’ll need to get a new one.
Step 3: As soon as you have the new filter, place it where the previous one was.
Step 4: Reassemble the microwave and check whether the problem has been fixed. If not, keep on reading.
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Clogged or Damaged Grease Filter
Another reason your exhaust fan isn’t working may be the result of a damaged or clogged grease filter. To inspect this filter, do the following…
Step 1: Underneath your microwave you will see the grease filter or filters with iron tabs. Pull the tabs to remove the grease filters.
Step 2: Soak the filter in some hot water with a little soap to clean it. If the filter is too clogged up or damaged, you may have to replace it.
Step 3: If the filter isn’t unclogged after washing it, you have to replace it.
The Damper Assembly
This assembly is found in some Samsung microwave models, and its job is to stop air from getting into the exhaust system. So the exhaust fan may not be working because of a fault with the damper. To inspect the damper, do the following…
Step 1: Unplug the microwave.
Step 2: Take out the screws at the top of the microwave and remove the hood to gain access to the damper.
Step 3: Once you have gained access to the damper, check if there are any objects preventing it from being able to open and close. Also check if the damper is cracking wearing out or damaged. If it is you’ll need to replace it.
The Fan Motor
Another reason for a Samsung microwave fan to stop working is because of a fan motor. To inspect the fan motor, follow these steps…
Step 1: Unplug the microwave.
Step 2: The fan motor should be behind the microwave, so, remove the cover.
Step 3: Try to rotate the motor. If the fan turns when you do this, take it out so that you can test it with a multi-meter.
Step 4: Set the multi-meter to Rx1 then use the probes to touch the terminals of the motor to check for continuity. If the reading is a 0, that means there’s continuity.
Step 5: If there isn’t continuity or if the fan doesn’t rotate, you should replace the fan motor.
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