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It depends on the model number, but I'm guessing you mean it's an over the range model.

If so, you only have to remove the grille and controller assembly to get to the door switch mounts.

Our help file on door switches is here.

A YouTube video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes is here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012


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