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Retainer gone While mounting my microwave hood combo I pushed on the top mount set screw and accidentally pushed the retaining nut out and into the microwave case. It is unretrievable unless I take the whole thing apart. Is there an alternative to replacing the lost retainer?

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I would take the the microwave to a service center to take the case apart, and you can get a new part if necessary.

I would not recomend you take the case apart yourself unless you are very familiar with what to expect, and the safety precautions that are necessary.

For safety sake, you don't want something inside this appliance that can eventualy possibly cause a problem.


Jerry G.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

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