Hotpoint RVM1535DMCC OTR micro-has NO stove top draft.
Our new Hotpoint Model RVM1535DMCC over-the range microwave has no air being drawn from the stove top area. I have read the instructions and believe that I have it set up correctly. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Dan
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Over-the-range microwaves have lights and fans in them mostly for show. They protect the microwave from heat rising from the stove and provide a light to illuminate the stove top. The fan assembly is far too small to generate any real pull or draft and if it did, it would only blow it back in your face since these models do not exhaust to the outside; they only exhaust out the front of the microwave. A few models have a "filter screen" that is supposedly there to catch grease and contaminates but really it only serves to further weaken the draft as it provides a resistance to air flow.
Most over-the-range (OTR) microwave ovens have the exhaust fan funning at low speed when the microwave oven is working. This is to keep the magnetron and electronics cool. And it sucks air in from the bottom, so if you just place this microwave flat on the countertop, it won't be able to suck air in, and it could overheat if you use it for more than just a few minutes. But if you can put it on some boards or some sort of grill so air can get to the bottom, then you should be okay to use it as a counter-top model.
what problem do you have mention ? attached is there a list please indicate. God bless you
No Lights or Power, Unit seems Dead The voltage to the unit is good.Lights come on, but can not program unit, Touchpad dead Microwave Runs, but no Heat Turntable rotates, acts like it is heating but doesn't. This is the big one, many possibilities. Microwave Runs, Heats, but turntable does not move Microwave is arcing Microwave Vent Hood is not working Over The Range(OTR) Models. Microwave Stove Light not Working OTR models, light bulbs good. Microwave overheats and keeps turning off
Brackets can remain the same throughout a particular brand for several years but will also change every year at times. Same year and same brand, I would say yes. Different year of manufacture or different brand name I would say, no it will not fit the existing brackets. If you have a particular brand in mind and have the model number of the existing OTR, it is usually possible to search out installation instructions for both at the manufacturer's website. You could then compare to see if they will match up. The two screws through the upper cabinet floor into thr top of the OTR can vary, within a particular brand even in the same year of manufacturer.
So are you saying that the vent hole doesn't line up with the microwave vent hole? I had a similar problem, it didn't matter since most of the new over the stove microwaves can vent back into the house as an option.
first unplug your microwave and let sit for awhile to drain any stored energy that may zap you. then, if it is an "otr" there are 2 screws in the vent slats on top that you remove. once removed, you lift up on the control panel and it tilts out. voila! there is your fuse. pop it out and pop in a new one. ceramic 20 amp is correct. check your old fuse to be sure it is 20, not 15 though.
first you need to take the grill off the front of the micro there should be two screws on the very top of the unit that allow you to take the grill cover off there also should be two screws in the cabinet above the micro that hold the unit in place some models have a silver hook or latch on the left side that you pull forward to release the unit from the back plate do not pull on this till you have taken out the two set screw on top of the cabinet after doing this the micro should come down