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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. 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:
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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.
W10502369A
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
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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   Summary of Contents for Whirlpool MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    These installation instructions cover different models. The appearance of your particular model may differ slightly from the illustration in these installation instructions. Table of Contents MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION SAFETY ......1 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS ........... 2 Tools and Parts................2 Location Requirements..............2 Product Dimensions ...............
  • 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 30" side cabinet depth (76.2 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 4. Secure vent deflector with 2 mounting screws (1 on each end). 4. Position the damper assembly so that the long tab slides into the slot on the right side of the damper vent opening, as shown. Then secure with mounting screw. A.
  • 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

    6. Holding the mounting plate in place, find the wall stud Mark Rear Wall centerline(s) drawn in Step 2 of “Locate Wall Stud(s),” and mark at least 1, preferably 2 hole(s) through the mounting The microwave oven must be installed on a minimum of 1 wall plate, closest to the wall stud centerline(s).
  • Page 8: Attach Mounting Plate To Wall

    5. Insert a lag screw into the remaining end hole. Attach Mounting Plate to Wall 6. If installing on a second wall stud, insert a lag screw into the other hole drilled in Step 2 of “Installation for Wall Stud at One NOTE: Secure the mounting plate to the wall at both end holes End Hole”...
  • 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

    Do not use an extension cord. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, The grease and charcoal filters must be installed in the bottom of the microwave hood combination. See the User Instructions for fire, or electrical shock. care and replacement information.
  • Page 11: Venting Design Specifications

    Vent materials needed for installation are not provided with microwave hood combination. We do not recommend using a flexible metal vent. To avoid possible product damage, be sure to vent air outside, unless using recirculation installation.
  • 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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