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Cannot remove the front grill of GE Micro to replace filter

Instruction book says to remove front grill : remove 2 screws and press area between tabs. Grill suposedly comes off so charcoal filter can be replaced.
We cannot get the grill off.
Model JVM1540 Gen. Electric

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    cant slide it to left--do you need a hammer? Also it is 2 and not 4 screws.

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I have a new ge 1540 and needed to remove the grill to install the charcoal filter.

After removing the two screws on top, you need to slide the grill about 1/2" to the left. Then the grill will wiggle loose and can be removed.

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1. Remove all 4 screws (not 2) from the top of the m/w. that makes easy to remove the grill.
2. Slowly move grill up and down pressing area between tabs and pulling in same time.

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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