How do you install an over-the-range microwave?

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An over the range microwave can be a great addition to your kitchen, especially if you'd like the convenience of a microwave without sacrificing valuable counter space. If you decide to do the installation yourself, it's important to follow the manual closely to ensure the appliance functions safely and appropriately.

Here are extra tips to help your installation run smoothly:

  • Make sure a functional ventilation system is put in place by a professional before beginning your installation.
  • Install a cabinet above the range to support your microwave and contain any wiring or venting for the appliance.
  • Be sure to use a mounting template or follow the manufacturer's directions carefully to lay out the holes for mounting.

Unless you have experience with drywall repair and electrical systems, it may be better to leave the installation to the professionals. Improper ventilation can lead to fumes from appliances and rain from the outside.
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1. Turn off all electricity to your range and nearby outlets. This often means turning off everything in the kitchen - so be sure all kitchen projects are finished before you begin.
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1. Open the cabinet above where you will be installing the over the range microwave. Clear out anything that may be stored inside. 2. Mark out the holes for the screws and that will
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Place the microwave oven into position and, at the same time, insert the electrical cord through the hole in the upper cabinet. Lift the microwave into place and insert the two mounting
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You don't install ovens inside cabinets.
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How to Install Above-the-Range Microwaves
Installing an above-the-range microwave isn't as daunting as it might seem since each new microwave comes with a kit that includes what you need to set it in place. Every microwave oven is different and will require slightly different installation... More »
Difficulty: Moderate
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