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Microwave installation under cabinet, no rear wall

I want to hang my over the range micro from the cabinet over my range. I have no rear wall to support the microwave. This because the range is on a peninsula and so are the cabinets above. Can I just hang the micro from the cabinet above? Will I need to reinforce anything? The cabinet I want to hang the micro from is securely bolted to the ceiling joist above it. Thanks

I want to hang my micrave under my cabinet it is not connect to the ceiling but it is to the wall studs

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Your model weighs 41 pounds empty.

That - plus maybe adding another 8-10 pounds for safety - us what your installation needs to be able to handle.

I would think the average cabinet could handle that, but it may be better to add a small steel plate or large washer surrounding the mounting screws to help disperse the weight load.

The owner's manual describes the installation kit you can use to mount it in a cabinet or in the wall, etc. That may be helpful.

If you don't still have your manual you can download it here.

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