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brenkco 08-24-2015 07:46 PM

Microwave/vent inside or out
 
I had my microwave replaced under the recall just after we purchased the rig. I noticed that it vents inside the rig. There is an outside vent but no air flow when we are using the vent fan.

Just curious if others have their vents inside or outside? Not sure how Redwood designed this.....clearly there is an exterior vent.

Thanks,

Ken

atom ant 08-24-2015 09:03 PM

Ken,
Did you check the metal flap that is inside the regular plastic vent? There were some that had that trouble, including mine. The metal vent is part of the convection oven and if its not exactly aligned, it hits the opening in the wall for the Redwood vent. I had to trim mine a bit.

brenkco 08-24-2015 09:09 PM

Brad,
Thanks, I'll check it out.


Ken

RomanyLife 08-24-2015 10:07 PM

YOU DEFINITELY want it to vent OUT! :-)

atom ant 08-24-2015 10:56 PM

Especially if i'm cooking!

Andrew 08-24-2015 11:32 PM

You will need to take the microwave down and turn the fan so it blows out the back. They all come from the factory with the fan blowing into the room the tech didnt change the fan direction.

Rosey 08-24-2015 11:50 PM

There are two exterior tabs (on each side of exterior vent flap) that have to be turned to the open position. Look carefully into the exterior exhaust vent & you'll see it. Probably locked in the closed position.

Rick and Mindy 08-25-2015 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew (Post 53178)
You will need to take the microwave down and turn the fan so it blows out the back. They all come from the factory with the fan blowing into the room the tech didnt change the fan direction.

I would not be taking the microwave down unless I was sure it was not vented properly. As many have said on this thread, you should be able to see the vent from the outside looking in to the exterior vent. Some have had issues with the metal flap hitting the wood and not allowing it to open all the way. That would be my first look.

brenkco 08-25-2015 01:24 AM

Thanks folks,
I'll check the metal flap first, however I think Andrew might be right. I was there when they did the install and can't remember if he flipped the fan. Yes, I checked the 2 plastic clips, that's when I discovered that it wasn't venting....

Just wanted to check to see if was supposed to vent out.

Thanks again,
Ken

atom ant 08-25-2015 01:33 AM

Curious, are there 2 fans or 1? range hood and convection oven?


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