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Purchased a microwave model JVM1750DMIBB and curious whether we need to vent it to the outside or use a charcoal filter...and IF we need to use a charcoal filter, how do and where do we install it? Thank you

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Thank you for responding - we visited our local HHgregg store for clarification of our 'problem'.....

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