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Replacing charcoal filter on ge jvm2070

I cannot see the screws on the top to remove the front grill. Do I need to take the entire microwave off the mounting barcket?

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  • lander331 Nov 01, 2008

    I have the same issue and cannot get to the screws. How do I remove the microwave from the cabinet/wall?

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Please 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.

In some cases, an installer may have installed the oven so that the screws are covered up by the bottom cabinet. I hope that's not the case here...

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