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Venting Ho wdo you convert this microwave from outside venting to inside venting?

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Re: Venting

You will need the take the microwave down and take the shell off. Then take the vent fan out and turn it around the opposite direction and it will blow the other way.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

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