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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 the “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.
Table of Contents
MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION SAFETY.............................1
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS..................................................2
Tools and Parts..............................................................................2
Remove Cardboard Template.......................................................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 Rear Wall..............................................................................7
Drill Holes in Rear Wall..................................................................7
Attach Mounting Plate to Wall......................................................8
Prepare Upper Cabinet.................................................................8
Install Damper Assembly..............................................................9
Install the Microwave Oven...........................................................9
Complete Installation..................................................................10
VENTING DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS..........................................11
ASSISTANCE.................................................................................12
Replacement Parts......................................................................12
Accessories.................................................................................12
MICROWAVE HOOD COMBINATION 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:
DANGER
WARNING
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.
W10918334A
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Tools Needed
Tools and Parts
Remove Cardboard Template
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools
listed here.
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Measuring tape
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Diagonal wire cutting pliers
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Pencil
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Stud finder
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Masking tape or
thumbtacks
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Scissors
M\zn" socket wrench
(or box wrench) for
Z\v" x 2" lag screws
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No. 2 Phillips screwdriver
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No. 3 Phillips screwdriver
for Z\v - 20 x 3" bolts
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Drill
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C\zn" (5 mm), C\," (10 mm),
B\," (16 mm) drill bits
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C\v" (19 mm) hole saw
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The cardboard piece from the top of the microwave oven
packaging is perforated. The piece inside the perforation
is for use as a rear wall template.
1. Cut along the perforation to separate the template from the
rest of the cardboard packaging.
2. Set the cardboard template to the side and refer to it during
the “Mark Rear Wall” part of installation.
Location Requirements
1½" (3.8 cm) diam. hole
drill bit for wood or metal
cabinet
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Keyhole saw
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Caulking gun and
weatherproof caulking
compound
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Duct tape
Check the opening where the microwave oven will be installed.
The location must provide:
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Minimum installation dimensions. See the “Installation
Dimensions” illustration.
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Minimum one 2" x 4" (50.8 x 101.6 mm) wood wall stud and
minimum C\," (10 mm) thickness drywall or plaster/lath within
cabinet opening.
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Support for weight of 150 lbs (68 kg) which includes
microwave oven and items placed inside the microwave
oven and upper cabinet.
Grounded electrical outlet inside upper cabinet. See the
“Electrical Requirements” section.
NOTES:
Parts Supplied
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For information on reordering, see the “Replacement Parts”
section.
NOTE: The hardware items listed here are for wood studs.
For other types of wall structures, be sure to use appropriate
fasteners.
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If installing the microwave oven near a left sidewall, make
sure there is at least 6" (15.2 cm) of clearance between the
wall and the microwave oven so that the door can open fully.
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Some cabinet and building materials are not designed to
withstand the heat produced by the microwave oven for
cooking. Check with your builder or cabinet supplier to make
sure that the materials used will not discolor, delaminate, or
sustain other damages.
A
B
D
C
E
F
G
H
Special Requirements
For Wall Venting Installation Only:
Cutout must be free of any obstructions so that the vent fits
properly and the damper blade opens freely and fully.
For Roof Venting Installation Only:
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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
C\zn-24 x 3" round-head bolts (2)
Z\v-20 x 3" flat-head bolts (2)
Washers (2)
C\zn" toggle nuts (2)
Z\v" x 2" lag screws (2)
Sheet metal screws (2)
Power supply cord bushing (1)
Damper assembly (for wall or
roof venting)
Not Shown:
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Upper cabinet template
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Mounting plate (attached to
back of microwave oven)
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Cardboard template (part of
packaging)
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Aluminum grease filters
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Charcoal filters (Depending
on model, charcoal filters may
not be included. See User
Instructions.)
NOTE: Depending on model, aluminum grease filter and charcoal
filter may be combined.
Materials Needed
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2
Standard fittings for wall or roof venting. See the “Venting
Design Specifications” section.
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If you are using a rectangular-to-round transition piece,
the 3" (7.6 cm) clearance needs to exist above the microwave
oven so that the damper blade can open freely and fully.
See “Rectangular to Round Transition” illustration in the
“Venting Design Specifications” section.
Installation Dimensions
Electrical Requirements
NOTE: The grounded 3 prong outlet must be inside the upper
cabinet. See the “Electrical Requirements” section.
A
WARNING
B
12" (30.5 cm) min.
14" (35.6 cm) max.
upper cabinet and
side cabinet depth
30"
(76.2 cm)
min.
Electrical Shock Hazard
30"
(76.2 cm)
typical*
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
66" (167.6 cm) min.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Required:
A 120-volt, 60 Hz, AC-only, 15- or 20-amp electrical supply
with a fuse or circuit breaker
Recommended:
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A time-delay fuse or time-delay circuit breaker
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A separate circuit serving only this microwave oven
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
A. 2" x 4" wall stud
B. Grounded 3 prong outlet
*30” (76.2 cm) is typical for 66” (167.6 cm) installation height.
Exact dimensions may vary depending on type of range/
cooktop below.
Product Dimensions
16¹⁄₄"
(41.3 cm)
17¹⁄₈"
(43.5 cm)
+/- ³⁄₁₆"
(0.5 cm)
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For all cord connected appliances:
The microwave oven must be grounded. In the event of
an electrical short circuit, grounding reduces the risk of
electric shock by providing an escape wire for the electric
current. The microwave oven is equipped with a cord
having a grounding wire with a grounding plug. The plug
must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed
and grounded.
WARNING: Improper use of the grounding plug can
result in a risk of electric shock. Consult a qualified
electrician or serviceman if the grounding instructions are
not completely understood, or if doubt exists as to whether
the microwave oven is properly grounded.
Do not use an extension cord. If the power supply cord is
too short, have a qualified electrician or serviceman install
an outlet near the microwave oven.
Up
to
(42 16³⁄₄"
.5 c
m)
*
29⁷⁄₈"
m)
(76.0 c
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
*Overall depth of product will vary slightly depending on
door design.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
3. Remove 2 screws attaching blower motor to back
of microwave oven.
Remove Mounting Plate
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.
NOTE: To avoid possible damage to the work surface, cover the
work surface.
1. Remove any remaining contents from the microwave oven
cavity.
2. If the mounting plate is attached to the back of the microwave
oven, remove it and set it aside.
3. Tape the microwave oven door closed so that door does not
swing open while the microwave oven is being handled.
NOTE: To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not grip
or use the door or door handle while the microwave oven is
being handled.
A
A. Screws (in recessed holes)
4. Lift blower motor out of microwave oven.
A
Rotate Blower Motor
The microwave oven is set for recirculation installation. For wall
or roof venting, changes must be made to the venting system.
NOTE: Skip this section if you are using recirculation installation.
Keep the damper assembly in case the venting method is
changed, or the microwave oven is reinstalled in another
location where wall or roof venting may be used.
Wall Venting Installation Only
A. Blower motor
1. Remove screws attaching damper plate to top of microwave
oven exterior. Slide damper plate toward the front of the
microwave oven and lift up.
5. Rotate blower motor 180° so that exhaust ports face the back
of microwave oven and lower blower motor back into the
microwave oven.
A
A
B
A. Screws
B. Damper plate
2. Keep damper plate and screws together and set aside.
4
A. Exhaust port
6. Reattach blower motor to back of microwave oven
with 2 screws removed in Step 3.
7. Reattach damper plate. Make sure damper plate tabs are
inserted into the slots in the top of the microwave oven.
B
A
6. Reattach blower motor to back of microwave oven with 2
screws removed in Step 3 of “Wall Venting Installation Only.”
Securely tighten screws.
NOTE: If blower motor is not correctly oriented, the 2 screws
removed in Step 3 cannot be reattached to the microwave oven.
7. Reattach damper plate. Make sure damper plate tabs are
inserted into the slots in the top of the microwave oven.
C
B
A
D
C
A.
B.
C.
D.
Damper plate
Screws
Damper plate tabs
Slots
D
8. Secure damper plate with 2 screws removed in Step 1.
Roof Venting Installation Only
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Repeat Step 1 from “Wall Venting Installation Only.”
Repeat Step 2 from “Wall Venting Installation Only.”
Repeat Step 3 from “Wall Venting Installation Only.”
Repeat Step 4 from “Wall Venting Installation Only.”
Rotate blower motor so that exhaust ports face the top
of microwave oven and flat sides of blower motor face
back of microwave oven. Lower blower motor back into
microwave oven.
A.
B.
C.
D.
Damper plate
Screws
Damper plate tabs
Slots
8. Secure damper plate with 2 screws removed in Step 1 of
“Wall Venting Installation Only.”
A
A. Exhaust port
IMPORTANT: If blower motor is not positioned with flat sides
facing the back of the microwave oven (as shown), performance
will be poor.
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Locate Wall Stud(s)
NOTE: If no wall studs exist within the cabinet opening, do not
install the microwave oven.
See illustrations in “Possible Wall Stud Configurations.”
1. Using a stud finder, locate the edges of the wall stud(s) within
the opening.
2. Mark the center of each stud and draw a plumb line down
each stud center. See illustrations in “Possible Wall Stud
Configurations.”
Possible Wall Stud Configurations
These depictions show examples of preferred installation configurations with the mounting plate.
No Wall Studs at End Holes
No Wall Studs at End Holes
Figure 1
Figure 2
B
C
D
C
A
A
E
F
E
C
D
A
A
E
F
E
NOTE: If wall stud is within 6" (15.2 cm) of the vertical centerline
(see “Mark Rear Wall” section), only recirculation or roof venting
installation can be done.
Wall Stud at End Hole
Wall Studs at End Holes
Figure 3
Figure 4
B
D
A
A,D
E
E
C
F
C
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
6
B
B
A,D
A,D
E
E
C
F
C
End holes (on mounting plate)
Cabinet opening vertical centerline
Wall stud centerlines
Holes for lag screws
Support tabs
Mounting plate center markers
Mark Rear Wall
The microwave oven must be installed on a minimum of 1 wall
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.
6. Holding the mounting plate in place, find the wall stud
centerline(s) drawn in Step 2 of “Locate Wall Stud(s)” and
mark at least 1, preferably 2 hole(s) through the mounting
plate, closest to the wall stud centerline(s). See figures 1, 2,
and/or 3 in “Possible Wall Stud Configurations” in the “Locate
Wall Stud(s)” section. The blackened holes in the shaded
areas are ideal hole locations.
7. Set the mounting plate aside.
Wall Venting Installation Only
A
Upper cabinet bottom
³⁄₈" (1 cm)
A. Centerline
2. Align the center markers on the cardboard template (carton
top cap) to the centerline on the wall, making sure it is level,
and that the top of the cardboard template is butted up
against the bottom edge of the upper cabinet.
NOTES:
If the front edge of the upper cabinet is lower than the back
edge, lower the cardboard template so that its top is level
with the front edge of the cabinet.
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If the cardboard template is damaged or unusable, measure
and mark the wall with the dimensions described in Step 4.
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D
A
C
B
A. Rear wall
B. Cardboard template
C. Top of cardboard template must
align with front edge of cabinet.
D. Front edge of upper cabinet
Upper cabinet bottom
Centerline
14¹⁄₈"
(35.9 cm)
Mounting plate end hole
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17¹⁄₄"
(43.8 cm)
14¹⁄₈"
(35.9 cm)
Bottom of mounting plate
The bottom edge line must be 17¹⁄₄" (43.8 cm) from the
bottom of the upper cabinet and must be level.
The end holes must be 15³⁄₄" (40.0 cm) from the bottom edge
of the upper cabinet and must be on a level line with each
other. They must each be 14¹⁄₈" (35.9 cm) from the centerline.
5. With the support tabs facing forward (see illustrations in the
“Locate Wall Stud(s)” section), align the mounting plate center
markers to the centerline on the wall, making sure its bottom
edge is aligned to the horizontal line drawn in Step 3 and that
the end holes are properly marked. Make sure the mounting
plate is level.
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6" (15.2 cm)
Centerline
6" (15.2 cm)
8. Mark the centerline C\," (1 cm) down from the bottom edge of
the upper cabinet.
9. Using measuring tape, measure out 6" (15.2 cm) on both
sides of the centerline, and mark.
10. Measure down 4" (10.2 cm) from the mark made in Step 8
and mark.
11. Using a straightedge, draw the 2 horizontal, level lines
through the marks made in steps 8 and 10.
12. Draw the 2 vertical plumb lines down from the marks made
in Step 9 to complete the 12" x 4" (30.5 x 10.2 cm) rectangle.
This is the venting cutout area.
13. Cut a C\v" (19 mm) hole in one corner of the cutout area.
14. Using a keyhole saw, cut out the venting cutout area.
Drill Holes in Rear Wall
3. Holding the cardboard template in place, mark both holes
in the lower corners and draw a horizontal line across the
bottom edge of the cardboard template. These represent the
mounting plate’s end holes and bottom edge.
4. Remove the cardboard template and check the markings:
15³⁄₄"
(40.0 cm)
4" (10.2 cm)
In addition to being installed on at least 1 wall stud, the mounting
plate must attach to the wall at both end holes. If the end holes
are not over wall studs, use two C\zn-24 x 3" round-head bolts with
toggle nuts; if 1 end hole is over a wall stud, use 1 lag screw and
one C\zn-24 x 3" round-head bolt with toggle nut; or if both end
holes are over wall studs, use 2 lag screws. Following are
3 installation configurations.
Installation for No Wall Studs at End Holes
(Figures 1 and 2)
1. Drill B\," (16 mm) holes through the wall at both end holes
marked in Step 3 of “Mark Rear Wall.”
2. Drill C\zn" (5 mm) hole(s) into the wall stud(s) at the hole(s)
marked in Step 6 of “Mark Rear Wall.” Refer to figures 1 and
2 in “Possible Wall Stud Configurations” in the “Locate Wall
Stud(s)” section.
Installation for Wall Stud at One End Hole (Figure 3)
1. Drill a C\zn" (5 mm) hole into the wall stud at the end hole
marked in Step 3 of “Mark Rear Wall.”
2. If installing on a second wall stud, drill a C\zn" (5 mm) hole into
the wall stud at the other hole marked in Step 6 of “Mark Rear
Wall.” Refer to Figure 3 in “Possible Wall Stud Configurations”
in the “Locate Wall Stud(s)” section.
3. Drill a B\," (16 mm) hole through the wall at the other end hole.
Installation for Wall Studs at Both End Holes (Figure 4)
1. Drill C\zn" (5 mm) holes into the studs at the end holes marked
in Step 3 of “Mark Rear Wall.”
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Attach Mounting Plate to Wall
NOTE: Secure the mounting plate to the wall at both end holes
drilled into the wall studs and/or drywall using either C\zn-24 x 3"
round-head bolts and toggle nuts or Z\v x 2" lag screws.
Refer to illustrations in “Possible Wall Stud Configurations” in the
“Locate Wall Stud(s)” section.
No Wall Studs at End Holes (Figures 1 and 2)
NOTE: The mounting plate must be secured to the wall on
at least 1 wall stud as well as at both ends.
1. With the support tabs of the mounting plate facing forward,
insert C\zn-24 x 3" round-head bolts through both end holes of
mounting plate.
2. Start toggle nuts on bolts from the back of the mounting
plate. Leave enough space for the toggle nuts to go
through the wall and to open.
B
A
Wall Stud at One End Hole (Figure 3)
1. With the support tabs of the mounting plate facing forward,
insert a C\zn-24 x 3" round-head bolt through the end hole that
fits over the B\," (16 mm) hole drilled in Step 3 of “Installation
for Wall Stud at One End Hole” in the “Drill Holes in Rear
Wall” section.
2. Start a toggle nut on the bolt from the back of the mounting
plate. Leave enough space for the toggle nut to go through
the wall and to open.
3. Position mounting plate on the wall.
4. Push the bolt with toggle nut through the drywall and finger
tighten the bolt to make sure toggle nut has opened against
drywall.
5. Insert a lag screw into the remaining end hole.
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 End Hole” in the “Drill Holes in Rear Wall” section.
7. Check alignment of mounting plate, making sure it is level.
8. Securely tighten the lag screw(s) and bolt.
Wall Studs at Both End Holes (Figure 4)
C
A. C\zn-24 x 3" round-head bolt
B. Mounting plate
C. Spring toggle nut
C
1. Disconnect power to outlet.
2. Remove all contents from upper cabinet.
3. Place Upper Cabinet Template against the bottom of the
upper cabinet and attach with tape or thumbtacks. Make
sure the template centerline aligns with the vertical centerline
on the rear wall.
The “rear wall” arrows must be against the rear wall so that
the holes cut into the upper cabinet align with the holes in the
top of the microwave oven.
NOTES:
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B
D
A.
B.
C.
D.
Position mounting plate on the wall.
Insert lag screws into both end holes.
Check alignment of mounting plate, making sure it is level.
Securely tighten the lag screws.
Prepare Upper Cabinet
3. Position mounting plate on the wall.
4. Push the 2 bolts with toggle nuts through the drywall and
finger tighten the bolts to make sure toggle nuts have opened
against drywall.
A
1.
2.
3.
4.
C\zn-24 x 3" round-head bolt
Mounting plate
Spring toggle nut
Drywall
If the upper cabinet has a frame around it, trim the template
edges so that it fits inside the frame, against the upper
cabinet bottom. The template has trim lines to use as guides.
If the wall behind the microwave oven (as installed) has a
partial wall covering (for example, tile backsplash), be sure
the “Rear Wall” arrows align to the thickest part of the rear
wall (for example, the thickness of the tiles rather than the
drywall).
4. Make sure the 10" (25.4 cm) dimension from the rear wall to
points “D” and “E” on the template is maintained.
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5. Insert lag screw(s) into the hole(s) drilled into wall stud(s) in
Step 2 of “Installation for No Wall Studs at End Holes” in the
“Drill Holes in Rear Wall” section.
6. Check alignment of mounting plate, making sure it is level.
7. Securely tighten all lag screws and bolts.
Upper-cabinet template
D
8
10"
(25.4 cm)
E
G
F
10"
(25.4 cm)
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.
1. Remove the 2 packing spacers from the top of the vent grille
before using the microwave oven.
A
B
A
A. Metal cabinet
B. Power supply cord bushing
6. Drill C\," (10 mm) holes at points “D” and “E” on the template.
These are for two Z\v-20 x 3" bolts and washers used to
secure the microwave oven to the upper cabinet.
For Roof Venting Installation Only
A. Packing spacers (2)
2. Place a washer on each Z\v-20 x 3" flat-head bolt and place
inside upper cabinet near the C\," (10 mm) holes.
3. Make sure the microwave oven door is closed and
taped shut.
7. Cut C\v" (19 mm) hole at one corner of the shaded rectangular
area “F” on Upper Cabinet Template.
8. Using a keyhole saw, cut out the rectangular area.
Install Damper Assembly
(for wall venting only)
1. Check that damper blade moves freely and opens fully.
2. Position the damper assembly on the back of the microwave
oven so that the damper blade hinge is at the top and the
damper blade opens away from the microwave oven.
A
B C
D
4. Using 2 or more people, lift microwave oven and hang it on
support tabs at the bottom of mounting plate.
NOTE: To avoid damage to the microwave oven, do not grip
or use the door or door handle while the microwave oven is
being handled.
A
A.
B.
C.
D.
Back of microwave oven
Damper assembly
Damper blade
Sheet metal screws
3. Secure damper assembly with 2 sheet metal screws.
B
A. Mounting plate
B. Support tabs
5. With front of microwave oven still tilted, thread power supply
cord through the power supply cord hole in the bottom of the
upper cabinet.
Install the Microwave Oven
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and install
microwave oven.
Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
IMPORTANT: The control side of the microwave oven is the
heavy side. Handle the microwave oven gently.
6. Rotate microwave oven up toward upper cabinet.
NOTE: If venting through the wall, make sure the damper
assembly fits easily into the vent in the wall cutout.
9
7. Push microwave oven against mounting plate and hold
in place.
NOTE: If microwave oven does not need to be adjusted, skip
steps 7 through 9.
8. If adjustment is required, rotate microwave oven downward.
Using 2 or more people, lift microwave oven off of mounting
plate and set aside on a covered surface.
9. Loosen mounting plate screws. Adjust mounting plate and
retighten screws.
10. Repeat steps 3 through 6.
11. With the microwave oven centered, and with at least one
person holding it in place, insert bolts through upper cabinet
into microwave oven. Tighten bolts until there is no gap
between upper cabinet and microwave oven.
NOTES:
2. Connect vent to damper assembly.
A
Some upper cabinets may require bolts longer or shorter
than 3" (7.6 cm). Longer or shorter bolts are available at most
hardware stores.
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A. Vent
B. Damper assembly (under vent)
Overtightening bolts may warp the top of the microwave
oven. To avoid warping, wood filler blocks (installer to
provide) may be added. The blocks must be the same
thickness as the space between the upper cabinet bottom
and the microwave oven.
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B
Complete Installation
1. Install filters. Refer to the User Instructions
for filter placement.
A
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
A. Bolts
Do not use an adapter.
For Roof Venting Installation Only
Do not use an extension cord.
1. Insert damper assembly through the cabinet cutout so
that the long tab of the damper assembly slides under
the raised tabs of the damper plate. Then secure with
sheet metal screw.
NOTE: The screw cannot be installed if the damper assembly
is not positioned as shown.
A
D
B
E
F
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
10
C
Raised tabs
Damper assembly
Sheet metal screw
Upper cabinet cutout
Long tab
Damper plate
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
2. Plug microwave oven into grounded 3 prong outlet.
3. Reconnect power.
4. Check the operation of microwave oven by placing 1 cup
(250 mL) of water on the turntable and programming a cook
time of 1 minute at 100% power. Test vent fan and exhaust
by operating the vent fan.
5. If the microwave oven does not operate:
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Check that a household fuse has not blown, or that
a circuit breaker has not tripped. Replace the fuse
or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem continues,
call an electrician.
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Check that the power supply cord is plugged into
a grounded 3 prong outlet.
■■ See the User Instructions for troubleshooting information.
Installation is now complete.
Save Installation Instructions for future use.
VENTING DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
This section is intended for architectural designer and builder/
contractor reference only.
NOTES:
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Vent materials needed for installation are not provided with
microwave hood combination.
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We do not recommend using a flexible metal vent.
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To avoid possible product damage, be sure to vent air
outside, unless using recirculation installation. Do not vent
exhaust air into concealed spaces, such as spaces within
walls or ceilings, attics, crawl spaces, or garages.
For optimal venting installation, we recommend:
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Using roof or wall caps that have back draft dampers
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Using a rigid metal vent
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Using the most direct route by minimizing the length of the
vent and number of elbows to provide efficient performance
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Using uniformly sized vents
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Using duct tape to seal all joints in the vent system
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Using caulking compound to seal exterior wall or roof
opening around cap
Rectangular-to-Round Transition
NOTE: The minimum 3" (7.6 cm) clearance must exist between
the top of the microwave oven and the rectangular to round
transition piece so that the damper can open freely and fully.
A
B
C
D
E
Not installing 2 elbows together for optimal hood
performance
If venting through the wall, be sure that there is proper clearance
within the wall for the damper to open fully.
If venting through the roof, and rectangular-to-round transition
is used, be sure there are at least 3" (7.6 cm) of clearance
between the top of the microwave oven and the transition
piece. See “Rectangular-to-Round Transition” illustration.
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A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Roof cap
6" (15.2 cm) min. diameter round vent
Elbow (for wall venting only)
Wall cap
3¹⁄₄" x 10" to 6" (8.3 x 25.4 cm to 15.2 cm)
rectangular to round transition piece
F. Vent extension piece, at least 3" (7.6 cm) high
Recommended Standard Fittings
The following length equivalents are for use when figuring vent
length. See the examples in “Recommended Vent Length.”
A
Roof venting
B
C
Roof cap
D
Wall venting
F
3" (7.6 cm)
Wall cap
E
F
G
A. Rectangular-to-round transition piece: 3¹⁄₄" x 10" to 6" = 5 ft
(8.3 x 25.4 cm to 15.2 cm = 1.5 m)
B. Roof cap: 3¹⁄₄" x 10" = 24 ft (8.3 x 25.4 cm = 7.3 m)
C. 90° elbow: 3¹\₄" x 10" = 25 ft (8.3 x 25.4 cm = 7.6 m)
D. 90° elbow: 6" = 10 ft (15.2 cm = 3 m)
E. Wall cap: 3¹⁄₄" x 10" = 40 ft (8.3 x 25.4 cm = 12.2 m)
F. 45° elbow: 6" = 5 ft (15.2 cm = 1.5 m)
G. 90° flat elbow: 3¹⁄₄" x 10" = 10 ft (8.3 x 25.4 cm = 3 m)
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Recommended Vent Length
A 3¹⁄₄" x 10" (8.3 x 25.4 cm) rectangular or 6” (15.2 cm) round
vent 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. See the
“Recommended Standard Fittings” section for equivalent lengths.
For best performance, use no more than three 90° elbows.
To calculate the length of the system you need, add the
equivalent lengths of each vent piece used in the system.
See the following examples:
6" (15.2 cm) vent system = 73 ft (22.2 m) total
A
6 ft (1.8 m)
2 ft
(0.6 m)
3¹⁄₄" x 10" (8.3 x 25.4 cm) vent system = 73 ft (22.2 m) total
A
C
B
A.
B.
C.
D.
6 ft (1.8 m)
2 ft
(0.6 m)
C
A. One 3¹⁄₄" x 10” (8.3 x 25.4 cm) 90° elbow = 25 ft (7.6 m)
B. 1 wall cap = 40 ft (12.2 m)
C. 2 ft (0.6 m) + 6 ft (1.8 m) straight = 8 ft (2.4 m)
B
D
Two 90° elbows = 20 ft (6.1 m)
1 wall cap = 40 ft (12.2 m)
1 rectangular-to-round transition piece = 5 ft (1.5 m)
2 ft (0.6 m) + 6 ft (1.8 m) straight = 8 ft (2.4 m)
If the existing vent is round, a rectangular-to-round transition
piece must be used. In addition, a rectangular 3" (7.6 cm)
extension vent between the damper assembly and rectangularto-round transition piece must be installed to keep the damper
from sticking.
ASSISTANCE
Call your authorized dealer or service center. When you call, you
will need the microwave oven model number and serial number.
Both numbers can be found on the model and serial number
plate, which is located behind the microwave oven door on the
front frame of the microwave oven.
If you need additional assistance, call us at our toll-free number
or visit our website listed in the User Guide.
Accessories
Filler Panel Kits are available from your dealer to use when
installing this microwave oven in a 36" (91.4 cm) or 42"
(106.7 cm) wide opening. The filler panels come in pairs.
Each panel is 3" (7.6 cm) wide.
Replacement Parts
If any of the installation hardware needs to be replaced, call us at
our toll-free number listed in the User Guide.
Following is a list of available replacement parts. You will need
your model number located on the front facing of the microwave
oven opening, behind the door.
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Damper assembly
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Mounting plate
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Upper cabinet template
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Mounting Screw Kit (includes parts A through G in “Parts
Supplied” in the “Tools and Parts” section)
A
A. Filler panels
Filler Panel Kits:
8171336
8171337
8171338
8171339
99403
White
Black
Biscuit
Stainless Steel
Almond
See your authorized dealer or service center for details.
W10918334A
SP PN W10918351
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