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MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION
This product is suitable for use above electric or gas cooking products up to 36" (91.4 cm) wide.
These installation instructions cover different models. The appearance of your particular model may differ slightly from the
illustration in these installation instructions.

MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION SAFETY

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION SAFETY .............................. 1
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ................................................... 2
Tools and Parts............................................................................... 2
Location Requirements................................................................... 2
Product Dimensions ....................................................................... 3
Electrical Requirements .................................................................. 3
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................... 4
Remove Mounting Plate ................................................................. 4
Convert Microwave Oven to External Venting ............................... 4
Locate Wall Stud(s) ......................................................................... 6
Mark Rear Wall................................................................................ 7
Drill Holes in Rear Wall.................................................................... 7
Attach Mounting Plate to Wall ........................................................ 8
Prepare Upper Cabinet................................................................... 8
Install the Microwave Oven ............................................................ 9
Complete Installation .................................................................... 10
VENTING DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS............................................ 11
ASSISTANCE ................................................................................... 12
Replacement Parts ....................................................................... 12
Accessories................................................................................... 12
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Product Dimensions ... 3 Electrical Requirements ... 3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ... 4 Remove Mounting Plate ... 4 Convert Microwave Oven to External Venting ... 4 Locate Wall Stud(s) ... 6 Mark Rear Wall... 7 Drill Holes in Rear Wall... 7 Attach Mounting Plate to Wall ...
  • Page 2: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS The microwave oven is set for recirculation installation. For external (wall or roof) venting, see “Venting Design Specifications” section. Tools and Parts Tools Needed Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.
  • Page 3: Product Dimensions

    A separate circuit serving only this microwave oven. For all cord connected appliances: The microwave oven must be grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric current.
  • Page 4: Installation Instructions

    1. Remove any remaining contents from the microwave oven cavity. 2. Remove the mounting plate by peeling off the strips of tape that attach it to the back of the microwave oven, and set the mounting plate aside. A. Mounting plate B.
  • Page 5 3. When the vent deflector is as far back as it can easily slide, flip it so that the wide side is to the back of the microwave oven, and the narrow side (with holes) is down. The vent deflector holes should align with mounting holes in the vent opening, as shown in inset.
  • Page 6: Locate Wall Stud(s)

    NOTE: If no wall studs exist within the cabinet opening, do not install the microwave oven. See illustrations in “Possible Wall Stud Configurations.” Possible Wall Stud Configurations These depictions show examples of preferred installation configurations with the mounting plate. No Wall Studs at Corner Holes...
  • Page 7: Mark Rear Wall

    Mark Rear Wall The microwave oven must be installed on a minimum of 1 wall stud, preferably 2, using a minimum of 1 lag screw, preferably 2. 1. Using measuring tape, find and clearly mark the vertical centerline of the opening.
  • Page 8: Attach Mounting Plate To Wall

    The “rear wall” arrows must be against the rear wall so that the holes cut into the upper cabinet align with the holes in the top of the microwave oven. NOTE: If the upper cabinet has a frame around it, trim the template edges so that it fits inside the frame, against the upper cabinet bottom.
  • Page 9: Install The Microwave Oven

    3/8" (10 mm) holes. 2. Make sure the microwave oven door is closed and taped shut. 3. Using 2 or more people, lift microwave oven and hang it on support tabs at the bottom of mounting plate.
  • Page 10: Complete Installation

    2. Plug microwave oven into grounded 3 prong outlet. 3. Reconnect power. 4. Check the operation of microwave oven by placing 1 cup (250 mL) of water on the turntable, and programming a cook time of 1 minute at 100% power. Test vent fan and exhaust by operating the vent fan.
  • Page 11: Venting Design Specifications

    If venting through the roof, and rectangular to round transition is used, be sure there is at least 3" (7.6 cm) of clearance between the top of the microwave oven and the transition piece. See “Rectangular to Round Transition” illustration.
  • Page 12: Assistance

    Part Number 8205274 Filler Panel Kits are available from your dealer to use when installing this microwave oven in a 36" (91.4 cm) or 42" (106.7 cm) wide opening. The filler panels come in pairs. Each panel is 3" (7.6 cm) wide.

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