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Compatible installation I would like to know what microwave overs are available today to do a simple replacement . I would like to remove the old nonfunctional one and slide the new one in using the same mounting screws, vents etc. I don't want to do any drilling, cutting, moving things and so in.

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  • Greg Nov 18, 2013

    It is an Amana Radarange MVH220E/01. What newer models will fit the existing mounting scheme.

  • Greg Nov 18, 2013

    It is an Amana Radarange MVH220E/01. What newer models will fit the existing mounting scheme.



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You would need a new microwave with the same locations for the vents, mounting screws, etc. Since you didn't say what make and model the old one is, I'm afraid no one can give you a list of matches.

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SOURCE: Removing Old Built-In Microwave

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.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I remove an old wall mounted Microwave.

I just removed mine this morning and was having the same problem, though mine did have the screws above going into the unit. You may have to pop the front vent cover off to locate the screws going to the wall bracket, if so remove those. Also,there are 2 tabs on the bottom of the wall bracket that the back bottom edge of the microwave slip into, keeping the microwave from being pulled forward. Tilt the microwave slightly forward and push the bottom back edge of the microwave up to clear the tabs. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Microwave installation

I'm a kitchen remodeler, and I've seen this problem with Kenmores (so it probably exists with some other brands too. The ones I have seen have the typical bolts through the top, but there's more. The flat mounting plate on the wall has an protruding piece that fits well into the body of the microwave when the unit is slid into place. It has a threaded hole in the end of the extension, and the sheet metal screw or bolt that goes into this is causing your anguish. To access this, you must remove the top front louvers (maybe some other trim plates as well). You'll eventually find the bolt that unscrews with a horizontal screwdriver. Chris Harrison, Richmond Refacing.

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You can part number WB56X10826 from the Pros here for $114.62 plus shipping (that compares to $166.50 from GE!).

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We have the service manual for this model and I can e-mail to you.

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