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Exhaust fan install

I am reinstalling my microwave because i got new cabinets. i want to avoid cutting holes in the cabinet, so i want to know if i can turn the exhaust fan on the top of the microwave around to vent back into the unit as opposed to venting it up into the attic. some people have told me they are able to do this with their microwaves. i am not sure if i can do this with mine as i have lost the installation manual. do you have any knowledge of this being an option?

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Re: exhaust fan install

Well one may indeed be able to Relocate the fan to Vent out the back as long as it still does the exact same job as B4, & one is extreamely careful MW are leathal even when OFF.... however this means quite a bit of work.. As another sugestion, could you not use some of that silver Flexible Conduit and make a seal around the Fan and bend it to suit?

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Replacing a Built-in Microwave Oven
  1. Step 1 Locate the cabinet above the built-in microwavemag-glass_10x10.gif oven. Find two screwed-in bolts. Unscrew the bolts while someone holds the microwave steady.
  2. Step 2 Unplug the electrical cord from the cabinet above and snake the wire down the hole towards the microwave oven. Continue having someone hold the microwave steady.
  3. Step 3 Roll microwave to left or right to set it free from the mounting bracket in the back. The microwave oven should now be unlocked from its position and can be removed completely from the area.
  4. Step 4 Install the mounting bracket on the new microwave that was included in the package.
  5. Step 5 Snake the electrical cord of the new microwave through the hole in the above cabinet. Plug in the electrical cord.
  6. Step 6 Lift the microwave and rest it to line up with the existing mounting plate on the wall. Roll it until the microwave is locked in place.
  7. Step 7 Use a screwdriver or electric drill to screw in bolts above cabinet into the microwave mounting bracket. This will keep the microwave securely and tightly in place. Your new microwave is ready to use.

on Apr 04, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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Instalation Instructions for Frigidaire Over the Range Microwave 850 Watt Model #FMT118EPB


Frigidaire makes several over-the-range microwave models that are all installed in the same manner. To install correctly, you must have at least 45 1/2 inches from the bottom of the top cabinet to the cooking surface of the stove to provide enough clearance for the microwave. The top cabinet must also be at least 30 inches wide and 12 inches deep. Find someone to help you, then follow the steps below to install your Frigidaire microwave.

Things You'll Need:
  • Stud finder or hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill

Pull your range away from the wall so you can work comfortably. If this is not possible, cover it with a drop cloth. Find and mark the locations of the studs in the wall behind the range. They will be either 16 or 24 inches apart.

Follow the instructions on the wall template to mark the location of the mounting bracket and the four anchor holes on the wall and the bottom of the cabinet. Drill the anchor holes. Follow the instructions on the top cabinet template to mark and drill the two holes in the bottom of the cabinet.

Attach the mounting bracket to the wall studs using the six wood screws included with your microwave. Screw the toggle nuts onto the toggle bolts and push one through each of the four drilled holes. Screw each toggle bolt until the nut is snug against the inside of the wall.
Pick up the oven with your helper. Plug the oven into the outlet and slide the oven onto the mounting bracket arms. Push the oven back against the wall. Tighten the two screws on the microwave faceplate to fasten the microwave to the mounting bracket arms.
Attach the louver to the top of the microwave with the three provided screws. Insert the two top cabinet screws and washers from the top cabinet into the microwave and fasten tightly.

Take care.

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I can't find bolts or screws that hold the unit in place. I need to remove the microwave in order to install new one.

HI there,

Here's HOW;

  1. Remove the face plate above the door.
  2. There were 2 bolts in which you will need a screw driver to loosen it
  3. This bolts go all the way to the back of the microwave.
  4. You still need to remove the one - three screws that's above of the cabinet. You may have to jar it loose if it still stuck.
Hope this helps.

Let me know for further instructions.

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I have a GE Profile JVM1790 microwave that needs to be installed. However, it will sit in front of a 3/4" thick granite backsplash that I would rather not drill holes through. Would it be safe to mount...

The front weight hangs from the cabinet above the microwave, the rear weight needs support also. It is intended to be fastened to two studs. If the granite does not go all the way up to the cabinet above, install a wood spacer, the same thickness as the granite, then extend the wall plate, at the corners, with some flat stock aluminum strips, available at most hardware stores. Fasten the aluminum strips to to wall plate with short machine screws. - If the granite goes up to the cabinet bottom, shim out the bottom frame of the cabinet to the face of the granite and use the same aluminum flat stock to extend the wall plate up to the necessary location.

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They simply need to drill new holes, I'd say.

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Two problems found. The electrician that installed the micro. installed it incorrectly. The fan was supposed to be turned so that the exhaust would go through the pre-installed duct in the wall. To remove the grill, there is two screws on top of the micro. which have to be removed. The builder put in a deeper cabinet that covers the screws because it looks better. To fix it I have to drop the micro, take off the grill, clean it and all the grease off the micro., replace the charcoal filter, turn the fan so it will exhaust through the duct and reinstall the micro.

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One stud in the middle for an OTR Microwave Install?

i had the same trouble, yes i used a solid bolt to hold the microwave bracket in the stud then used the biggest toggle bolts that will fit, also the cabinet will not have to be changed. it works fine, if you had a vent a hood dont forget to hook up the exhaust vent. i figure your old exhaust vent is in the cabinet like mine was

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You have a few options, First off, I am assuming that the stud you refer to is an outside wall. Assuming that is true, then you have a few options.... one of them is to cut thru the stud and run the vent out. Even if that stud is on a bearing wall ( meaning it is carrying a roof load above it) ... It is unlikely to pose a problem if that one stud has been compromised with it cut out, If that concerns you.. and you are handy, you can open that area of wall up from the inside and box the area that the vent will be located in with short pieces of 2x4 to the studs on either side of it... Another option is to vent the hood up thru the cabinet above and direct that out slightly offset to the stud in the wall..
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I would suggest that you contact GE Customer Service here.

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

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