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KitchenAid KHMS2056SSS - ARCHITECT II 36" 2.0 cu. Ft. 1 Installation Instructions Manual

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MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
This product is suitable for use above electric or gas cooking products up to and including 36" (91.4 cm) wide. For gas cooktop, we
recommend that the combined cooking surface rating does not exceed 55,000 BTU/hr. See "Installation Requirements" section for
further notes.
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

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER" or "WARNING."
These words mean:
WARNING
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
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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 ........................................................ 7
Prepare Upper Cabinet................................................................... 8
Install the Microwave Oven ............................................................ 9
Install Filters .................................................................................. 10
Complete Installation .................................................................... 10
VENTING DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS............................................ 11
ASSISTANCE ................................................................................... 12
Replacement Parts ....................................................................... 12
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS This product is suitable for use above electric or gas cooking products up to and including 36" (91.4 cm) wide. For gas cooktop, we recommend that the combined cooking surface rating does not exceed 55,000 BTU/hr. See “Installation Requirements” section for further notes.
  • 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 Location Requirements Check the opening where the microwave oven will be installed. Tools Needed The location must provide: Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
  • Page 3: Product Dimensions

    Installation Dimensions Electrical Requirements NOTE: The grounded 3 prong outlet must be inside the upper cabinet. See “Electrical Requirements” section. WARNING 12" (30.5 cm) min. 13" (33.0 cm) max. upper cabinet and 36" side cabinet depth (91.4 cm) min. Electrical Shock Hazard 33"...
  • Page 4: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2. With vent deflector oriented as shown (wide side down), slide Remove Mounting Plate it back and under the back edge of the vent opening. Depending on your model, the mounting plate may be in the foam packaging, or it may be attached to the back of the microwave oven.
  • Page 5 Wall Venting Installation Only Roof Venting Installation Only To Remove Wall Damper Vent Cover: To Remove Roof Damper Vent Cover: 1. Locate the wall damper vent cover on the back of the 1. Locate the roof damper vent cover on the top of the microwave oven.
  • Page 6: Locate Wall Stud(S)

    Locate Wall Stud(s) NOTE: If no wall studs exist within the cabinet opening, do not 1. Using a stud finder, locate the edges of the wall stud(s) within install the microwave oven. the opening. See illustrations in “Possible Wall Stud Configurations.” 2.
  • Page 7: Mark Rear Wall

    7. Using measuring tape, measure out 6" (15.2 cm) on both sides Mark Rear Wall of the centerline, and mark. 8. Measure down 4" (10.2 cm) from the mark made in Step 6, The microwave oven must be installed on a minimum of 1 wall and mark.
  • Page 8: Prepare Upper Cabinet

    2. Start toggle nuts on bolts from the back of the mounting plate. Wall Studs at Both Corner Holes (Figure 4) Leave enough space for the toggle nuts to go through the wall and to open. 1. Position mounting plate on the wall, making sure that the top of the mounting plate is aligned with the front edge of the upper cabinet.
  • Page 9: Install The Microwave Oven

    4. With front of microwave oven still tilted, thread power supply For Roof Venting Installation Only cord through the power supply cord hole in the bottom of the upper cabinet. 7. Cut 3/4" (19 mm) hole at one corner of the shaded rectangular area “F”...
  • Page 10: Install Filters

    To Install Filters: For Roof Venting Installation Only 1. Make sure filters are stacked in the filter frame as shown above. 1. Insert damper assembly through the cabinet cutout so that the 2. Install the filters by inserting the wide tab of the filter frame long tab of the damper assembly slides into the slot on the left into the inner portion of the filter housing, then swinging the side of the damper vent opening, as shown.
  • Page 11: Venting Design Specifications

    VENTING DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS This section is intended for architectural designer and Rectangular to Round Transition builder/contractor reference only. NOTE: The minimum 3" (7.6 cm) clearance must exist between NOTES: the top of the microwave oven and the rectangular to round transition piece so that the damper can open freely and fully.
  • Page 12: Assistance

    Recommended Vent Length x 10 (8.3 x 25.4 cm) rectangular or 6 (15.2 cm) round vent 6" (15.2 cm) vent system = 73 ft (22.2 m) total " " " should be used. The total length of the vent system including straight vent, elbow(s), transitions and wall or roof caps must not exceed the 6 ft (1.8 m) equivalent of 140 ft (42.7 m) for either type of vent.

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