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MMV1153BAW Mounting nut replacement

Is it possible to replace the top mounting nuts (the ones with the clip) from the outside? (without removing the housing)

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Your best bet is to refer to the installation instructions.;

If you don't still have them, you should be able to download them free here.

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Posted on Aug 02, 2008


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I have a GE OTR microwave JVM1460 spacesaver xl1400. I am trying to take it down. I unscrewed the two top bolts from inside the cabinet. I thought it should just swing down on the mounting strip, b

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The GE Spacemaker series of microwave ovens are designed to be installed above an oven range, freeing up counter space in your kitchen. Some of these Spacemaker models are connected to an outside venting system to carry kitchen vapor and odors outside. Other Spacemaker models utilize a ductless system to do this. Removing a GE Spacemaker microwave oven isn't a difficult task, but, because of the size of some of the oven models, it is a two-man operation. Have a question? Get an answer from an appliance repair specialist now!

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Things You'll Need

  • Assistant
  • Sharp knife
  • Phillips screwdriver
    • 1 Open the cabinet above where the Spacemaker microwave oven is installed. If you see a vent in the cabinet leading to the Spacemaker oven below, your Spacemaker is vented. This vent needs to be disconnected before continuing with removal. Disconnect the vent either by loosening the duct clamps or by cutting the duct tape away with a sharp knife. Pull the vent out of the top of the oven.
    • 2 Have an assistant support the oven from below. Loosen the mounting screws connected to the Spacemaker through the cabinet bottom. Loosen the screws by turning counterclockwise with the Phillips screwdriver.
    • 3 Unplug the Spacemaker from the socket in the cabinet.
    • 4 Continue loosening the screws while your assistant holds the oven in place. Once the screws are removed, have your assistant slowly lower the Spacemaker down by lowering the front face at a 45-degree angle.
    • 5 Feed the power cable for the Spacemaker through the hole in the bottom in the supporting cabinet.
    • 6 Help your assistant slowly pull the Spacemaker forward and out of the mounting brackets on the rear wall. Once the Spacemaker is cleared of the mounting cabinet and rear wall, set it down.
    • 7 Remove the mounting bracket from the rear wall by loosening the screws.

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Nov 26, 2014 | GE Microwave Ovens

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I have a Frigidaire PLMVZ169 Over-the Range Microwave Oven. The two bolts that anchor it to the cabinet above keep turning but do not lift the oven upwards. If they are stripped can I replace them? ...

In the top of the microwave they have nuts with clips on them that snap into the outer cover. If the mounting bolts were not started carefully they could have been cross threaded and now those nuts are spinning in the cover of the unit. THAT may be a bear to remove. Can you take off the grill on the front of the unit above the door and see if you can see the bolts coming down into the unit?? If so, you may be able to grab the nuts to keep them from spinning to get the bolts out. Sorry , doesn't sound fun!!! Good Luck!!

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Removing the cover on a Whirlpool Microwave Model MA1170XSS-0

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My dryer has started blowing cold air ?

The heater section is located behind the drum and consists of resistance wire coils suspended in ceramic insulators. The heater section provides the heat to dry your clothes. The GE/Hotpoint dryer has two coils; one for low heat and both for high heat. If your dryer's performance is unimpressive in the high heat settings it may have lost one set of coils and if you get no heat, you may have lost them both!
Procedures for Gathering Confirming Data
  1. Disconnect the power cord and move the dryer far enough away from the wall that you can tip the top up and it will stay there.
  2. There are screws holding the top of dryer down. Use a Torx #15 screwdriver to remove the screws. Lift the top up and swing it back against the wall or whatever is behind the dryer.
  3. Verify again that the power cord is unplugged.
  4. Examine the high limit thermostat on the top of the heater shroud behind the drum. Check for continuity through this thermostat. Go to the thermostat section for further fault verification and replacement information.
  5. Locate the 3 insulated studs and check for continuity between them. Put your ohmmeter in the lowest resistance range and measure the resistance between the three heater element terminals. If you read 18 to 20 ohms, the heater element is OK. If your meter doesn't move, the coils may be broken and you need to proceed on to their replacement. If you don't have an ohmmeter proceed on to the replacement procedure where you will remove the drum and you can examine the coils for broken heater wires.
Tools Required
  • An ohmmeter would be nice but is optional
  • 5/16 inch nut driver
  • No. 15 Torx screw driver
  • Wire cutters are handy for getting the old coils off and needle nosed pliers are handy for getting the new coil wires on the terminals
Parts Required
  • GE dryer element WE11X260 coil kit. I recommend replacing both coils even if only one is open.
Procedures for Replacing the Heater Coils
  1. If you have skipped the data gathering steps above, unplug the dryer, disconnect the dryer vent and pull the dryer far enough away from the wall to get behind it.
  2. Use a 5/16 inch nut driver to remove about 10 sheet metal screws from the rear access panel. Remove the panel and slide it down the power cord to get it out of the way.
  3. Make a little drawing of how the belt is routed around the idler pulley and the motor pulley. Reach in and relieve the tension on the belt by moving the idler pulley away from the belt. Slip the belt off the motor pulley and idler pulley.
  4. Locate the metal plate on the back of the dryer behind the drum. Use a 5/16 inch nut driver to remove the screws and then the panel.
  5. Use a small screw driver to pry the e-clip off the end of the drum shaft. Keep a finger on this e-clip as you ease it out or it will fly away and you will have to hunt for it. Carefully remove the three washers on the end of the shaft. The drum is now free to slide out of the rear bearing.
  6. Use a 5/16 inch nutdriver to remove the two screws inside the cabinet, near the top on either side that hold the front of the cabinet on.
  7. Lift the front off the two screws down at the bottom and swing the front around to the right without disconnecting any wires and lean it up against the side of the cabinet.
  8. Grip the drum with one hand at the rear and the other hand at the front. Be careful not to cut yourself on the razor sharp edges on the porcelain coated drum. Pull the drum forward to clear the rear bearings and then lift it up and out. Leave the belt on it and set it aside.
  9. (Figure 1) Now you have a good view of the heater shroud and coils. It will be easy to locate the breaks in the coils.
  10. Remove the broken coils. This task is made easier by cutting up the old coils into several pieces and carefully pulling them through the standoff insulators. Be gentle with the insulators as they are fragile.
  11. If these were original coils, the ends of the coils will be welded to the terminal bolts. Cut the wires off and remove the old terminal bolts by loosening the outer nut and disassembling the insulators. If the old terminals have the wires sandwiched between two nuts, loosen the nut on the end of the terminal. Again, be careful not to put too much torque on the nuts or you will break the insulators. Remove the remaining old wires.
  12. Prepare the coils for restringing by stretching them to specific lengths. Stretch the inside coil to 42 1/2 inches and the outer coil to 49 1/2 inches. These lengths are for a relaxed coil. It is better to have the coils too short than too long. If you stretch them too far, the coils will sag down and touch the metal heater shroud and burn up.
  13. Install the new terminal bolts through the insulators. Be careful not to break an insulator. You can't safely install the terminals with broken insulators and another trip down to the parts store to get new ones will slow down your repair a bunch.
  14. (Figure 2) Start threading the new coils through the insulators on the side opposite the terminals and work in both directions toward the terminals.
  15. (Figure 3) Note that both coils are connected to the top terminal and the other two ends are connected to the remaining two terminals.
  16. Use a needle nose pliers to wind the wires around the terminals between two washers and nuts.
  17. Slide the drum into its rear bearing
  18. Replace the three washers and the e-clip on the drum shaft in back of the dryer. Replace the bearing cover plate.
  19. Loop the belt behind the idler pulley, pull it back and then loop the belt around the motor pulley.
  20. Replace the rear panel and the dryer vent.
  21. Swing the front panel around and position it on the two lower screws. Use a 5/16 inch nut driver to replace the two sheet metal screws at the top.
  22. Lower the top and secure it with the 4 Torx screws.
  23. Plug in the power cord and check for proper operation.

Aug 03, 2011 | Indesit Microwave Ovens

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I need to find out what size and model my over the range microwave is? Mine has broken and I cannot get a replacement without knowing that size my current one is. I have looked everywhere. Please help!

every over the range microwave is 30" wide. all other measurements can vary. be prepared to change the wall mounting bracket and drilling new holes for the top mounting screws.

Aug 03, 2011 | Frigidaire FMV156DC Microwave Oven

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Instalation Instructions for Frigidaire Over the Range Microwave 850 Watt Model #FMT118EPB


Frigidaire makes several over-the-range microwave models that are all installed in the same manner. To install correctly, you must have at least 45 1/2 inches from the bottom of the top cabinet to the cooking surface of the stove to provide enough clearance for the microwave. The top cabinet must also be at least 30 inches wide and 12 inches deep. Find someone to help you, then follow the steps below to install your Frigidaire microwave.

Things You'll Need:
  • Stud finder or hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill

Pull your range away from the wall so you can work comfortably. If this is not possible, cover it with a drop cloth. Find and mark the locations of the studs in the wall behind the range. They will be either 16 or 24 inches apart.

Follow the instructions on the wall template to mark the location of the mounting bracket and the four anchor holes on the wall and the bottom of the cabinet. Drill the anchor holes. Follow the instructions on the top cabinet template to mark and drill the two holes in the bottom of the cabinet.

Attach the mounting bracket to the wall studs using the six wood screws included with your microwave. Screw the toggle nuts onto the toggle bolts and push one through each of the four drilled holes. Screw each toggle bolt until the nut is snug against the inside of the wall.
Pick up the oven with your helper. Plug the oven into the outlet and slide the oven onto the mounting bracket arms. Push the oven back against the wall. Tighten the two screws on the microwave faceplate to fasten the microwave to the mounting bracket arms.
Attach the louver to the top of the microwave with the three provided screws. Insert the two top cabinet screws and washers from the top cabinet into the microwave and fasten tightly.

Take care.

Jun 16, 2010 | Frigidaire Microwave Ovens

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Mounting bolts firgidaire FMV156DC

Where I live there is a bolt shop....really. If you can, find such a shop, and take your other bolt with you and 'match 'em up'.

Another possibility is that Lowe's carries speciality bolts. They're in cabinets/drawers in the hardware section, not hanging on the wall. H/Depot probably has a similar arrangement.

Yet another possibility (and I think it's your best shot) is that, if you can match just the threads, you can buy a piece of all-thread (it's just a piece of steel rod, with the threads running the full length of the rod). Thread your nut onto the all-thread just past where you are going to make your cut, and cut with a hack saw. (You run the nut down on the rod so that, after you make your cut, you unscrew the nut over your fresh cut to straighten out the threads deformed by cutting). Total cost for all-thread and nuts......around $5. Use your existing bolt as a pattern for the new bolt, and leave evough extra to accomidate the nut that you'll add in place of the head of the old bolt. Anyone working in any hardware department anywhere on the planet worth their salt can help you.

Best regards, --W/D--

Jul 20, 2009 | Frigidaire FMV156DC Microwave Oven

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Retainer gone

I would take the the microwave to a service center to take the case apart, and you can get a new part if necessary.

I would not recomend you take the case apart yourself unless you are very familiar with what to expect, and the safety precautions that are necessary.

For safety sake, you don't want something inside this appliance that can eventualy possibly cause a problem.

Jerry G.

Apr 13, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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