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GE JVM1860SF001 The vent door that attaches to the plastic cover is loose. Turns out the hinge on the plastic cover that the vent door conects to is broken. It is not obvious how the plastic cover is attached but I'm guessing it is just snapped in. How do I remove the plastic cover?... thanks

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  • gpinker Sep 17, 2008

    I thought there may be screws on the top. The microwave must be removed from the underside of the cabinet to remove the screws since they are hidden by the cabinet. Thanks for you help. Great service

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Be sure the oven is unplugged.

There are two Phillips head screws on the very top of the outside of the cabinet above the vent.

When they're removed the vent grille just snaps out.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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