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I have a microwave mounted over my stove. It is wall mounted under a cabinet. How do I remove it from the wall? Please advise

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  • luciano gonzalez May 21, 2011

    Thank you I will do this, if I find something different I will contact again. For now this should do. Thanks.

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First make sure the microwave is unplugged, and then locate the two bolts connecting the top of the unit to the top of cabinet. After this use your wrench to remove the bolts and then remove two more bolts located at the back connecting the microwave to the wall mount. After this remove the front access panel of microwave. Then find the two bolts directly behind this access panel, after these are unscrewed the microwave can be removed from the wall, at this point make sure to take help from someone so that he/she can support the weight of microwave as you remove the bolt. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

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