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NEED TO REMOVE WALL MOUNTED GE JVM1190BY002 MICROWAVE

There are not screws from the bottom of cabinet to top of microwave.... why is this, and how do I remove it?
there is about 1/32 inch from cabinet to top of microwave..
any suggestions?
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  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    I've got the same problem. I even removed the cabinet above the microwave and still can figure out how to get off the wall. Does anyone have any answers?

  • brownsbacker Dec 10, 2008

    Did that post?

  • brownsbacker Feb 08, 2009

    John,

    Tell your "Handy Brother" he has been upgraded and now rates as a "Genius".

    Just looked at it, the 2 long screws have a half circle with "LOCK" stamped in the sheet metal.

    You would think GE might let somebody know about this.

    Thanks to you and your and your now "Genius" brother.

    (just a sidebar,is he the elder or younger brother?)

  • brownsbacker Feb 09, 2009

    I am the youngest and was always told by the elder brother that he was the smarter one. (obviously I got the looks)

    After closing the age gap (percentage wise) I have come to the belief that his logic & reasoning may have been skewed.

    You and the younger may very well have the same genius genes, they may be just dormant at this point, or just waiting for the right opprotunity.

    I think it all has to do with percentages...

    Thanks again

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I also have a JVM1190 and was baffled as to removal. My very handy brother solved it in two minutes. Above the door and keypad there is a long grill secured by two small squarehead (Robertson) screws. Remove the screws and grill and you will see on either side of the opening a long bolt. They go through to the back of the microwave where the support plate attached to the wall. The bolts have a slot in the middle for a flat blade screwdriver. Simply turn the bolt to release from the back plate. Make sure there is a helper underneath as the microwave is fairly heavy. Do the reverse for re-installation.

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  • john1117 Feb 08, 2009

    Glad this worked for you. My youngest brother and I looked at this for at least two hours and took out just about every screw on the thing before we gave up. The middle brother is the can-do-anything genius. Somehow the youngest and oldest brothers missed those genes.

  • joel6347 Dec 05, 2010

    GAAAH! FINALLY someone figured this out! Next stop, Washington DC, to solve the budget crisis. Hire this person.

  • joel6347 Dec 05, 2010

    ... That is to say "Thank you very much!" :-)

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