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Can I mount an over the range microwave below a soffit that is above a range in an island? There would be no wall to mount to - could a surround be built?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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First I would wonder if you really need to remove it from the wall? Many repairs can be done with it still in the wall. If so, installation instructions should be with the paperwork that came with the oven, and that will show you how to remove it. Buit if you don't have that, you would likely remove the grille from across the top. The grille is usually held in place with screws and/or clips. After that is out, there may be a couple of other screws now revealed at the top edge, or there may be a one or more "catches" just under the top edge of the the chassis. I would strongly advise you to have a helper working with you. These can be heavy, and awkward. You might call the GE Answer Center and ask if they can supply you with installation instructions. They're at 800-626-2005 (24 hrs.) Otherwise, you may be able to find instructions that are close enough at a place like Lowe's. They may have some demo models and you can usually ask to look at the manuals.

Posted on Jan 07, 2007

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The installation guide will show you how it is installed and you can download that here:

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Installation%20Instructions%20-%204358149.pdf

If that link's a problem, just look it up under the Owner Center section here: http://whirlpool.com/custserv/index.jsp

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Not clear what to explain but would look at the front control switches, commond problem, to see just play with the door open and closing to see what happen's with the fan, it's probroly not making proper contact, the other problem I can thing of is bad thermal heat sensor, there should be two or three of them, you need to know the basic what they do to test them just jump them, and try the unit and see if the problem stop to see witch termal is deffective.

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Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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Ahh, that's one of those British brands I can't get any information about.

If you have the installation instructions, they would tell you how to install it, and it's as simple as reversing the procedure.

BUT maybe it's not too different from US models in the sense that many of its components can be accessed without pulling it from the wall, assuming it's the over the range type.

I would first refer you here:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

In most cases, you unplug the oven, then remove the vent grille across the top, then you'll see a screw holding the top of the control panel frame in place.

Once that screw is out, you probably lift up and either swing forward or twist to loosen the control panel.

You should be able to access the fuse, etc. at this point.

There may also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

If it's built into a cabinet, then you would have to remove the metal frame covering the area in which the microwave rests.

Be safe.

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