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Above range microwave

Required clearance between range and bottom of microwave?

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Re: above range microwave

According to the installation instructions for this model, the distance from the cooktop surface to the bottom edge of the cabinet (and thus the top of the microwave) must be 30" or more.

Owner's manuals and installation instructions can be downloaded here:

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