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Hanging a microwave with no rear wall (peninsula cabinets)

I have the same problem as described in this post:

thanks in advance for your input!

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  • haverstock Jul 01, 2008

    Thanks for the reply.

    The crux is that there are no studs to which one can mount the rear support bracket, as instructed by the manual (I have an LG but the problem is common to all rear mounted microwaves). It's a peninsula cabinet system secured into the ceiling joists/soffit (I don't know what this is called exactly. There are extra beams of support in addition to the joists, intended for securing the cabinets into the ceiling).

    I don't want to have to build a hanging (4-5" wide) rear wall. I think the microwave can be supported by the cabinets as they are presently anchored into the ceiling. In which case, I see two options:

    1) some less obtrusive rear supporting structure/piece, such as 3/4" wood or plywood, which would be secured to the rear of the cabinets and to which I can attach the rear mount (but using different/shorter fasteners), or

    2) a side rail or shelf system that supports the microwave from the bottom (instead of the rear). The shelving or rails would have to be secured to the cabinets at either side of the microwave. The problem here is that there is only a 1/4" extra width at the sides, enough for brackets or rails or shelves, but not for the bolts needed to secure them to the cabinets, as they would protrude beyond the supports themselves and prevent the microwave from fitting between the cabinets.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas!


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At a glance, the installation instructions seem to assume you will be mounting it to wall studs.

If you don't have the installation instructions, you can download them here.

If they do not address this issue, I would suspect you may need to have a mount built.

If this is the case, I would contact the folks at places like Lowe's or Builder's Square.

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