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Remove a GE Spacemaker
The GE Spacemaker series of microwave ovens are designed to be installed above an oven range, freeing up counter space in your kitchen. Some of these Spacemaker models are connected to an outside venting system to carry kitchen vapor and odors outside. Other Spacemaker models utilize a ductless system to do this. Removing a GE Spacemaker microwave oven isn't a difficult task, but, because of the size of some of the oven models, it is a two-man operation. Have a question? Get an answer from an appliance repair specialist now!
Open the cabinet above where the Spacemaker microwave oven is installed. If you see a vent in the cabinet leading to the Spacemaker oven below, your Spacemaker is vented. This vent needs to be disconnected before continuing with removal. Disconnect the vent either by loosening the duct clamps or by cutting the duct tape away with a sharp knife. Pull the vent out of the top of the oven.
Have an assistant support the oven from below. Loosen the mounting screws connected to the Spacemaker through the cabinet bottom. Loosen the screws by turning counterclockwise with the Phillips screwdriver.
Unplug the Spacemaker from the socket in the cabinet.
Continue loosening the screws while your assistant holds the oven in place. Once the screws are removed, have your assistant slowly lower the Spacemaker down by lowering the front face at a 45-degree angle.
Feed the power cable for the Spacemaker through the hole in the bottom in the supporting cabinet.
Help your assistant slowly pull the Spacemaker forward and out of the mounting brackets on the rear wall. Once the Spacemaker is cleared of the mounting cabinet and rear wall, set it down.
Remove the mounting bracket from the rear wall by loosening the screws.
If installed correctly there will be 2 bolts oing down through the upper cabinet and when you take the grill across the top off there should be a lever to pull to release a latch. Recommend there be 2 persons there as it is heavy and has to be lifted off the lip of the wall plate once it is tilted forward after the above steps are done. Good luck...Eric
Put padding on the floor near by for a landing zone. Disconnect the power in the cabinet above. There are two screws in the upper cabinet that support the front. There is a wall plate that supports the back. When the two front screws are removed you will need to be supporting the microhood or it will fall. A strong assistant is nice to have. I like to have the stove out of the way so I can get under the microwave to support it. Once the front two screws are removed, tip the front down, pull the cord out of the upper cabinet. Then lift the back slightly to remove it from the channel on the wall bracket. Set it down Done.
There are two phillips head screws holding the unit in from the top and a slotted bracket on the wall or cabinet back. Usually you can remove the screws from the cabinet directly above the unit. Support the microwave from the front while removing the screws. CAUTION ! Use two people! While holding the unit level,lift up underneath the rear of the microwave to release it from the slotted bracket in the back and bring the microwave straight out.
TIP: Go to the web and type www.partselect.com enter your model number then scoll to page 4 of 7 and when you come to BACK COVER, click to enlarge exploded diagram on left. Veiw enlarged diagram at top of page. You can print the entire diagram by holding your pointer in the upper left hand corner of diagram. Select the print icon. Now you have what you need. Part number 993 is the mounting plate attach to wall. Open your cabinet doors above microwave, have someone hold it, and remove the screws going through cabinet into top of microwave. Pull down and out slowly towards you until the unit slides off the support arms. If you found any of these suggestions helpful, please rate my solution. D. Lange
should only be two phillips head screws in the grill holding it.tilt top out first and lift out. if the metal above is smashed down on grill the screws thru the bottom of upper cabinet need to be loosened,< not removed just loosened > and this should help. Some models slide one way or the other to release tabs also.
there are a few ways these can be hung/removed , one is bolting it to the cabinets above it , check for bolts inside the cabinet.
the other way is the bracket in the back of the unit may have a hook or pin around it for a release.
they hide these behind the grill covers on the top or the bottom as well.
let me know how it works out.
look in the cabinet above the microwave, there should be 2 bolts which go through the bottom of the cabinet and screw into the microwave. remove these 2 bolts holding the unit steady then tilt the unit down and away from the wall.