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What is the bolt size for the over the range whirlpool microwave top holding bolts?

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SOURCE: Sharp R-1450 micro over range removal

Those specific installation instructions are no longer available, but I have a couple for other models that may be close enough to help.

I have uploaded them here and here.

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Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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SOURCE: One stud in the middle for an OTR Microwave Install?

i had the same trouble, yes i used a solid bolt to hold the microwave bracket in the stud then used the biggest toggle bolts that will fit, also the cabinet will not have to be changed. it works fine, if you had a vent a hood dont forget to hook up the exhaust vent. i figure your old exhaust vent is in the cabinet like mine was

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SOURCE: Recommended clearance from bottom of microwave to range top

Your installation manual should have given specific height limitations. I'm not sure for your model, but I beleive it's no less than 22". If you found any of these suggestions helpful, please rate my solution. D. Lange

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1/4 inch

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