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Install panasonic over the range microwave

Our cabinets are 40 years old. the measurements are O.K. but will they support the weight of the microwave {Panasonic 2.0 cu ft weight 55 lb. ]? Nancy

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I would see Panasonic's FAQ or contact them. For FAQs, see http://service.us.panasonic.com/faq/faq.aspx

For support see http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Home-Appliances/Microwave-Ovens.75543

All in all, I would think that if you anchors are secure and the wood is at least 1/4", it should be fine. But I would contact Panasonic.

Your owner's manual may tell you more. To download your Panasonic owner's manual see http://service.us.panasonic.com/operman

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

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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