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How does the top vent grill come off on a GE Microwave Spacemaker JVM1660SH01?

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  • 67fbird Mar 14, 2011

    Thank you very much. I flat didn't see those screws when I looked before. After you pointed out part 71 that was all i needed

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Hi.

The grill at the top is held by two Philips screws. There may be also clips at top and bottom. The grill is indicated in assembly part 70 in the diagram below. One of the screws is pictured as part 71. Only 2 screws hold the grill. The replacement should take no more than 15/20 minutes.

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Regards.

Ginko.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 14, 2011

    You are welcome.

    All the best.

    Ginko.

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