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I have the OTR mounting kit for a GE JVM1440WD microwave oven, and there are already holes drilled through the creamic tile where the same stove had been mounted previously, by "professional" GE techs, no less. However, along with 3 holes for the moly bolts, they had drilled a hole using a ceramic drill bit that supposedly was to anchor through an existing hole in the mounting bracket to a stud using a wood screw that's in the kit. Only thing is, they didn't hit a stud, they just drilled a hole and put the wood screw into "nothing". So my question is, shouldn't I get a ceramic drill bit and drill through the tile to a spot where I found an actual stud, matching up with a pre-drilled hole in the mounting bracket?? This is based on the assumption that the three moly-bolts on the mounting bracket and the two machine screws that go into the top of the microwave could still use that "extra holding power" of the wood screw into the stud. Am I correct, or am I nuts?? Please advise. Thanks.

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I would recomend finding a stud to help hold to the wall. You are not nuts you are being safe by asking the ?

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