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Microwave replacement

I need to replace a microwave that used to be in the space shown below. I am not sure what kind of microwave should I put there or what kind of prep work I should do. I think the microwave that hangs ...
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Replacement For An Old Over the Range Microwave GE Spacemaker Model # JVM1341WW 002

My 1997 over the range G.E. Spacemaker microwave broke. The model number is JVM1341WW 002. Would anyone know if the measurements have to be exactly the same as the old one, or is it ok if the depth is ...
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OTR Microwave vent through wall, but on bottom?

I was replacing my over-the-range microwave and discovered the location of the existing vent. The vent is straight out the exterior wall, but down towards the bottom mounting bracket… I can’t seem to ...
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How can I pull the microwave forward in a combination oven to replace the microwave light?

How do I pull forward the microwave from this RMC305PVS (30-inch Combination Microwave-Wall Oven)? Trying to change the lightbulb. 😛 Optionally: How might I get a link to a technical service manual ...
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Installing a microwave oven and an AC unit with very tight current capacity

Recently, I moved in a 1 bedroom apartment unit with no already installed AC unit and microwave oven. Thus, I am thinking of installing them by myself, but I noticed a problem. The capicity of my ...
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Microwave tripping the breaker

I have very very limited electrical knowledge, however I love learning and am interested in electrical as well. Thus, the question: I have an over-the-range microwave that trips its breaker (where the ...
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American commercial 240 volt microwave oven in American residence [closed]

There's been a few questions about using foreign 240 volt kitchen appliances, teakettles from UK seems to be a popular one, in the USA but I haven't seen any about domestic 240 volt appliances in the ...
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How to safely use euro 16A 250V plug in UK sockets

I recently purchased a new microwave and it has arrived with a European 2 pin plug which states on it 16A 250V. The microwave panel and instructions both state 230V. How can I safely use this on our ...
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Microwave door latches in wrong position

I have an AEG KM8403101m Micromat combi oven. During cleaning last week the door switch got locked in the closed position (even though the door wasn’t closed at the time). The microwave now shorts out ...
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Need help with drywall vs microwave door

Need advice on what I can do to the drywall for me to be able to open the microwave door, without leaving a ugly hole in drywall
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OTC Microwave loose when mounting screws are tight [closed]

After installing a new LG model LMV1764, mounting screws do not pull the unit fully up to the cabinet bottom. Both screws are tight, but the unit is loose with about 3/16" gap. The unit can be ...
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Microwave is now dimming and flickering lights and had been fine for over a year. Why?

I understand the current draw issues of a Microwave. My 1 Yr. Old Microwave had been running fine for the past year. It is Plugged into a 20AMP circuit and the only thing on that circuit. The ...
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How should a LG 6600W1K001C Microwave Interlock Door Switch function?

The LG microwave oven LMV1680BB stopped heating. I checked out main components and all checked out fine. I then checked the 3 door switches. Two of them (top and bottom switches) appear to be the ...
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Hole in Built In Microwave Casing [closed]

There is a 1/2”x1” hole in the top of over the stove microwave casing (metal box that supports microwave oven) where it attaches to cabinet. It is towards the middle away from the mounting holes. Will ...
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Is the outside vent opening the same on most over the range microwave ovens?

Our 2010 over the range microwave oven is about it die. It wents outside through an opening in the wall behind the microwave. There's a port opening when the fan starts and it blows out through there. ...
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Flipped a circuit breaker, now my microwave is dead

I recently moved into a condo with a GE JVM1860SF001 microwave oven installed above the range. The unit is from 2003, so well past its rated life, although it also looks like it was largely unused (...
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What would cause a microwave oven to trip the breaker when I open the door during heating?

I have a Frigidaire FGMV176NTB range hood microwave oven which was installed new about two years ago. It works fine, but recently started tripping the 15A standard breaker it's on (Siemens c. 1992) ...
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Is there a need to replace wiring if I tripped the microwave oven when drilling through drywall?

While drilling through drywall in bathroom to install a handicap bar to studs, I later discovered that the microwave oven breaker had tripped. Apparently one of the drill holes had missed a stud and ...
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How to place an OTR microwave next to a wall

I am trying to replace an over the range (OTR) microwave since the previous (quite old) one stopped working. While the space is the standard 30" wide, to the left of the opening is essentially a ...
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Hanging microwave without above cabinet

I am looking to install a new microwave in my kitchen since my old one just died. My new microwave is a Whirlpool over the range microwave model #WMH53521HZ. My old microwave had a bizarre mount where ...
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Is there anyway I can mount a built in microwave oven like an over the range microwave?

I am trying to mount a built in microwave/oven like an over the range microwave/oven. It won’t be over our range as we have a hood but I screwed up ordering cabinets and didn’t order the right ones ...
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Microwave trips the AFCI almost every time it is used

Our new microwave trips the AFCI almost every time we use it. Electrician says it is drawing too much power and we should return it. Samsung over range Microwave 120 volts 1.5 kw AFGI 20 amp
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Bosch Drawer Microwave causes ARC Faults

I have a brand new Bosch Microwave (model: hmd8451uc) installed as the only device on the entire circuit. Anytime I use the Microwave on this circuit, it triggers the breaker's ARC Fault. Breaker (...
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Fridgidaire Microwave sometimes starts running when door is closed

Model No: FMV152KSA My Frigidaire microwave has an intermittent problem where after closing the door it immediately starts running....so I never hit Start. Sometimes this means it runs for a few ...
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How to get rid of burned oil smell from microwave?

A few days ago, I made a blunder cooking popcorn and left the pot on the stove to burn the canola oil to a nice black paste. Smoke everywhere, and it took most of an hour to air it out. Smelled awful. ...
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How can I join an exhaust vent and an existing duct that aren't aligned?

I'm replacing the over the range microwave in my house, and the new microwave's exhaust vent does not align with the existing ductwork and hole in the wall for the exhaust - neither vertically nor ...
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Is this bedroom healthy to live in, in relation to kitchen, refrigerators and microwave oven? [closed]

Is such a bedroom healthy to live in? it is separated from a kitchen by a wall, There are two old refrigerators and one old microwave oven in the kitchen against the wall? (all are standalone with ...
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How much should over-the-range microwave stick out?

I moved into an apartment and want to install an over-the-range microwave. The space above the stove measures 30 in. wide, 11 in. deep, 15 in height. But how far outside of that should a microwave ...
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How to access OTR microwave exhaust vent/ducting

I currently have an OTR microwave that is externally vented The exhaust vent for the microwave is concealed by cabinets above the microwave, and inside the cabinets the ducting itself is concealed by ...
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Paint for microwave interior

I accidently removed our microwave's interior paint by spraying the interior with an oven cleaner (my wife told me to do it). What paint can I use to to repaint the interior? Our microwave is ...
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is it safe to use a microwave with the outside glass missing?

The outer glass on our microwave shattered recently. The part can no longer be purchased. Two related questions: Is it still safe to operate? Can the shattered glass be replaced with plexiglass? It ...
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What is this microwave oven part called?

My Panasonic NN-SD945S microwave oven now stops operating after 2-3 seconds. I think the problem is with the mechanism on the oven's "box" where the door's latch hooks into. This mechanism ...
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Is it safe to split a NEMA 10-50 receptacle?

Is it safe to split a NEMA 10-50 receptacle to a range to add a pair of 5-15 GFCI receptacles? Unfortunately, I am currently renting, and the homeowner refuses to allow any work to be done. I have ...
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Possible to Recess Over the Range Microwave Into Wall

I bought a low profile over the range microwave that is 30" wide and 18" inch deep. My cut out area is 30" wide and 14" deep. My wall has brick veneer over drywall. Is it possible to cut out the ...
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How to fix shorted microwave? [closed]

I have a GE Profile PVM9005SJSS microwave oven. It worked fine for 2 years but now it is tripping the circuit breaker whenever I turn it on. I have tried plugging it into different outlets with same ...
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What is this component in my microwave?

My apartment comes with a wall-mounted microwave (KitchenAid KHMC1857WSS) that I clean periodically. While doing so, I see this component mounted on the right-side inside the microwave. It clearly has ...
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Microwave micro switches

The wires connecting to the normally closed switch have a short circuit across them, which is causing the switch to stay closed all the time! The clock works, but when you try to cook something the ...
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Microwave door interlock switch keeps failing

I have a 1000W GE "over the range" microwave (model JVM3160RF) that is now about 3 years old. Earlier this year, one of the interlock micro-switches failed (would not depress) which caused the ...
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Is it safe to put a microwave in a walk-in closet?

My spouse and I like to sleep with rice bags in the winter, which we microwave to heat up. To avoid having to go back down to the kitchen, we’re considering adding an outlet in our closet and plugging ...
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Combining wires from two breakers to one appliance?

I have a wall oven and a microwave oven, connected to 30A and 20A breakers respectively, and both are 240V. Now I'm thinking of replacing it with another double-oven model that runs a single wire ...
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Electric oven in the same plug as a microwave

Can I have an electric oven in the same plug as a microwave, and if not how hard is it to change a single plug to a double?
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Diagnostic tools for oven and microwave? [closed]

I was wondering what sort of diagnostic tool is used to detect a problem in a microwave (range) and in an oven. And would such a tool have a readout record? I had a repairman come to fix: My ...
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Mount over-the-range microwave without top cabinet

I am looking to mount an over-the-range microwave above my stove, but there is no cabinet on top. Here's a picture: We originally planned to mount a shelf to the wall above the stove and use the shelf ...
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Is there a non-specialty paint that can be used on microwave interior?

The interior of my older low-end microwave, where the rotating tray rollers contact, has worn through the original finish and become rusty. There are specific microwave refinishing paints available, ...
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Can I warm up "cold patch" in a microwave?

I found two asphalt patching products online that are designed to be heated in the microwave. Both are out of stock. Can I heat up ordinary "cold patch" or "trowel patch" in the microwave?
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Kenmore microwave heating when off with door closed

My kenmore microwave continues making the "heating" sound and actually heating even even if it's not being used. Let's say it's unplugged. As soon as I plug the microwave to the electricity, it will ...
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Microwave oven is not working but display works well

I recently moved to a new place. Since moving my Bosch microwave oven (model number: HLK4555EU/01 1) stopped working. The user interface seems to be functional but it just doesn't start. While moving ...
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Can I support the front of a microwave with only one of three bolts?

Got a Kenmore OTR microwave to replace a GE OTR microwave. Already removed the GE, but I just noticed that the Kenmore is quite a bit deeper. That's no big deal, but my trouble is that the top ...
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Is it possible to shorten the flue/chimney of a range hood?

We are replacing our OTR microwave with a more efficient hood. The microwave hung under a top cabinet, with about 62" of clearance from stove to bottom of top cabinet. Is there a way to shorten the ...
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Best way to shield microwave and cabinets from stovetop steam

We recently installed new cabinets in our kitchen and we also had our microwave vented to the outside. From this two problems have arisen. the Samsung microwave now sporadically gives a C-F0 error....
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