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Microwave won't fit under cabinet so I am wanting to set it on top of a cabinet and was wondering how much clearance is needed underneath for proper ventilation,this is the hanging type.

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This kind of setup sounds like it could be very unstable, so proceed with great caution.

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Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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