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If it is not mounted above, it is most likely attached to a mounting bracket behind the microwave. I would start with removing the vent cover (if there is one) and check for access to screws or bolts on the back side of the microwave. Make sure that you have a friend helping!
It is much easier for two people to remove the microhood. If attempting alone, please move the range out so you can get under the micro to support the weight. If the range stays in place, protect the top from damage. 1. make a landing site to the side to protect the floor when putting the micro down after removal. 2. Disconnect the power cord in the cabinet above. 3. loosen the two screws in the bottom front corners of the cabinet above. When removed the front of the micro will drop, be ready for the weight. Busy times, tools in hands microwave coming down in front. 4. tilt the front down. pull the cord out of the upper cabinet. 5. with micro still tilted down in front, lift the back of the unit upward to free it from the wall plate. 6. remove the fasteners in the wall plate and remove. Congrats, begin celebration.
Sometimes older microwave ovens are built into the walls and are attached to the studs and mountings already in the house with cabinets built around them. Try taking off the paneling of your cabinets a little at a time until you can see how the microwave is attached. With any luck, it's held in by brackets underneath the cabinets and not attached to the studs in the walls.
There is a considerable amount of weight to lower. It is an easier removal with the range pulled out and moved to the side. If you choose to move the range, be sure to protect the floor. Unplug the microwave. The plug should be in the cabinet above the range. There are two screws in the cabinet above that screw down into the top and support the front. These are the only fasteners that hold the machine directly. An assistant would be nice to have to help with the weight. While supporting the microwave, remove the two screws and slowly lower the front of the microwave pulling the cord out of the cabinet above as you go. Once the cord is free, tilt the machine down in front until the back can be lifted up off the plate that is fastened to the wall.
After unplugging the microwave, I took the side/top panel off by removing the screws on the back*. Inside I found the piece that had broken off the part that pushes the door release. I then glued this piece back on using "Extreme Power" medium advanced performance instant adhesive. I bought this glue in a hobby shop in Richardson, Texas. I waited 12 hours for the glue to set. The door has been opening for the last two days. *With the cover off, you can open the door by pushing the door release.
You did not note your Make and Model. As there are many different types, all I can give you are basic directions.
First make sure the Power Cord is UN-PLUGGED from the wall.
1. Remove the Top Vent Grille Cover. There are screws holding this on, either Three you can see (one on each side and one in the center), or Open the Door and look for screws at the top of the Frame that go Up Into the grille.
2. Look in cabinet above unit for screws that hold unit up. Usually two (one on each side, front), can be more. Remove.
3. Look where Top Vent Grille Cover was removed. There should be a Long Screw or Screw-Type Lock at each( top) corner. These hold the unit tight on the Wall-Mount Plate. Remove. You should have HELP at this point as you will slide the unit forward until it comes clear of the Support Arms.