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I have a 1996 whirlpool over the range microwave. i.m try to replace it with a new one . but i cant get it down.... help ?????

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

look for 2 to 3 screws in the top cupboard, if you do not see any, then you have the type, where you have to look at the top of the grill and look for a round metal rods, that look like you can put a screw driver, and loosen them..

it takes 2 people to remove..

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