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Trying to remove an OTR microwave (GE JVM2070) but having difficulty lifting off the brackets. Mounting screws removed and unit hangs down without issue but can't swing it off the brackets. Am wondering if it is necessary to remove the above cabinetry to allow enough space but I would hope to avoid doing so.

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    Dave Doh Dec 02, 2014

    Additionally, there is some molding extending from the adjacent cabinets that the microwave hits when it tilts down. Approximately how far does the unit need to tilt in order to remove from the brackets?



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Open the microwave door and look for screws attaching it to the cab inet

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    Dave Doh Dec 03, 2014

    The unit detaches from the cabinet without issue and can pivot downwards a few inches, I just can't get it off the brackets



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In some cases, an installer may have installed the oven so that the screws are covered up by the bottom cabinet. I hope that's not the case here...

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