How to Wire a Microwave Squirrel Cage Blower Outside
The microwave squirrel cage blower has a motor located in the outer shell. The microwave must have a venting hole near the center for it to work. Using the following steps, you can wire the microwave to run your squirrel cage blower outdoors. Ensure that the motor assembly is not blocked by the damper. Turn the microwave’s fan off. Once it is off, open the venting hole to exhaust the odors.
Venting outside with a microwave squirrel cage blower
If you are thinking about venting outside with a microwave squirrel cage blowers, there are a few things you need to know. First, the blower needs to be repositioned. Most squirrel cage blowers are designed to vent out the rear. Sealing the front vent isn’t as important as redirecting the direction of the fan. If the squirrel cage blower is located in the rear of the oven, it is not necessary to seal the front vent.
Secondly, you must unmount the microwave from the wall. To do so, find the vent flap. You can find this part on the microwave’s exterior wall. Lastly, you should make sure to use a metal tube. If you do not have a metal tube, you can purchase a microwave vent flap instead. This is not a life-changing method, but it will prevent the squirrel cage blower from causing any damage to the walls and furniture in the house.
Rotating the fan motor assembly 90 degrees to point upwards
In order to flip the blower motor on a microwave, you need to open the outer shell of the appliance. Remove all screws from the top, back, and bottom to free the outer shell. Pull the outer shell straight backwards to release the motor assembly. Once the fan motor assembly is free, turn the microwave 90 degrees to point upwards to position it to blow air.
To check for a faulty motor, unplug the electrical connectors. Then, insert a multimeter into the motor’s X1 range. If you notice zero resistance, the fan motor is defective. Make sure to keep your hands away from rotating parts and use caution when working around electric motors. Performing electrical work without training or proper equipment can lead to a dangerous electric shock or even death.
Checking for interference with the damper
If your over-the-range microwave’s exhaust fan is not working, check the damper. It may be closed, but if the fan wobbles or starts and stops, it’s possible that the damper is not properly working. Check the damper’s handle and make sure it points in the direction of the register or pipe. If it’s not, replace the damper.
Make sure that the exhaust adaptor and damper unit are a good fit. You should ensure that the damper unit fits the rear of your microwave oven, and that it is secure with screws. Make sure to align the damper with the exhaust duct in your house, as shown in the diagram. Once you’ve mounted your microwave, you should make sure that the damper pivots easily.
Turning the fan off in a microwave
If you’ve tried turning off the fan in your microwave, but haven’t had any luck, you’re not alone. This issue is common for microwaves and can be caused by a variety of factors. If you’re not sure how to solve it, read on for some common fixes. You may need to unplug the microwave and cycle the circuit breaker before you can turn the fan off. If the fan is still running after doing these steps, the control panel might be the issue. It may also be due to a thermostat issue or a fan motor problem.
If this problem persists despite being solved with the simplest solutions, you may have a defective microwave control board. The fault might lie in the door switches or in the control board, which fails to send the correct shut-off signals when there is power. Or, in some cases, the switch may not shut off the power properly. If you suspect that the control board is the problem, it’s best to contact the manufacturer for a replacement board.
How do you wire a microwave squirrel cage blower?
Answer: You will need a blower a power cord and a switch.
First remove the power cord from the back of the microwave.
Next take the blower and place it in the opening where the power cord was.
Make sure that the blower is facing the right way so that the air will flow in the right direction.
Next take the power cord and thread it through the blower so that it comes out the other side.
Then take the switch and wiring it to the power cord.
Finally replace the power cord back into the microwave and turn it on.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.