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How do you install a charcoal filter in a ge spacemaker microwave? we have the grill off and the door open and it seems to not fit. I checked to see if it is the right one and it is. Is there a trick I'm missing? wb02x10943

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The owner's manual will give you the procedure for your model.

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Where do you install the charcoal filter on spacemaker microwave oven model # jvm1540


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From the owner's manual here:

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To remove the charcoal filter, disconnect power
at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or
pull the plug.
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The grease filter is changed from the bottom of the unit.

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To Remove Charcoal Filter
To remove the charcoal filter, disconnect power
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pull the plug.
Remove the top grille by removing the screws
that hold it in place and sliding the grille to the
left (opening the door makes grille removal
easier). Slide the filter towards the front of the
oven and remove it.
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Insert the filter into the top opening of the oven as
shown. It will rest at an angle on 2 side support tabs
and in front of the right rear tab. Replace the grille
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The charcoal filter needs to be changed every 6-12 months, or sooner if it gets clogged.

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You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts (including charcoal filters) by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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From the owner's manual, page 37:

To remove the charcoal filter, disconnect power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull
the plug.

Remove the top grille by removing the screws on top of the grille that hold it in place and sliding the
grille to the left (opening the door makes grille removal easier). Slide the filter towards the front of the oven and remove it.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

You can order new filters by entering your full model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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