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Venting our microwave works well but we would like to vent it outside instead of the unvwented fan. Unfortunately we no longer have the original instructions which told how and where to cut holes for venting. Can we get another copy?

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Click on link to Hotpoint. Instructions ore in pdf.

http://www.hotpoint.com/microwave/index.htm

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