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Whirlpool WMH1162XVD - 1.6 cu. ft. Microwave-Range Hood Combination Installation Instructions Manual

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MICROWAVE HOODCOMBINATION
INSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONS
This product is suitable for use above electric or gas cooking products up to and including 36" (91.4 cm) wide. 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.
Tableof Contents
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
Rotate Blower Motor...................................................................... 4
Locate Wall Stud(s)........................................................................ 6
Mark RearWall............................................................................... 7
Drill Holes in RearWall................................................................... 7
Attach Mounting Plate to Wall....................................................... 8
Prepare Upper Cabinet.................................................................. 8
Install DamperAssembly ............................................................... 9
Install the Microwave Oven ........................................................... 9
Complete Installation................................................................... 10
VENTING DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS........................................... 1 1
ASSISTANCE .................................................................................. 12
Replacement Parts ...................................................................... 12
Accessories.................................................................................. 12
MICROWAVE HOODCOMBINATION SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
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:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow
instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
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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  • Page 1 MICROWAVE HOODCOMBINATION INSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONS This product is suitable for use above electric or gas cooking products up to and including 36" (91.4 cm) wide. 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.
  • Page 2: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Tools Needed Check the opening where the microwave oven will be installed. The location must provide: Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. • Minimum installation dimensions. See "Installation Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.
  • Page 3: Electrical Requirements

    Installation Dimensions NOTE: The grounded 3 prong outlet must be inside the upper cabinet. See "Electrical Requirements" section. Electrical Shock Hazard l ..Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. 30" (76.2 crn) typical* 12" (30.5 cm) rnin. Do not remove ground prong. 14"...
  • Page 4 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS The microwave oven is set for recirculation installation. For wall or NOTE: To avoid possible damage to the work surface, cover the work surface. roof venting, changes must be made to the venting system. 1. Remove any remaining contents from the microwave oven NOTE: Skip this section if you are using recirculation installation.
  • Page 5: Rotate Blower Motor

    5. Rotate blower motor 180 ° so that exhaust ports face the back Rotate blower motor so that exhaust ports face the top of of microwave oven and lower blower motor back into the microwave oven, and flat sides of blower motor face back of microwave oven.
  • Page 6: Install The Microwave Oven

    NOTE: Ifnowall s tuds exist w ithin t hecabinet opening, donot 1. Using a studfinder, locate theedges o fthewall s tud(s) within install themicrowave oven. theopening. See illustrations in"Possible Wall S tud Configurations." 2. Mark thecenter ofeach stud, a nd draw a plumb l ine down each stud center.
  • Page 7: Locate Wall Stud(S)

    Wall Venting Installation Only The microwave oven must be installed on a minimum of 1 wall Centerline Upper cabinet bottom 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 Wall Stud at One Corner Hole (Figure 3) NOTE: Secure themounting plate tothewall a tbothbottom 1. With the support tabs of the mounting plate facing forward, corner holes drilled intothe wall s tuds and/or drywall using either insert a 1/4-20 x 3" round-head bolt through the corner hole 1/4-20 x 3"round-head bolts and toggle n uts or1/4x2"lag that fits over the 3/4"...
  • Page 9 5. Cut the 11/2"(3.8 cm) diameter hole at the circular shaded area "G" on the template. This hole is for the power supply cord. NOTE: If upper cabinet is metal, the supply cord bushing needs to be installed around the supply cord hole, as shown. Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install microwave oven.
  • Page 10 NOTE: Ifmicrowave oven does notneed tobeadjusted, skip 2. Connect vent to damper assembly. steps 7-9. 7. If adjustment isrequired, rotate m icrowave oven downward. Using 2 ormore people, liftmicrowave oven offofmounting plate, a nd setaside o naprotected surface. 8. Loosen m ounting plate screws. Adjust mounting plate and retighten screws.
  • Page 11 VENTING DESIGNSPECIFICATIONS 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 A 31/4 '' 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 equivalent of 140 ft (42.7 m) for either type of vent.