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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.
Table of 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 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.
W10823835A
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Tools and Parts
Location Requirements
Tools Needed:
Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation.
Read and follow the instructions provided with any tools
listed here.
■■ Measuring tape
■■ Diagonal wire cutting pliers
Check the opening where the microwave oven will be installed.
The location must provide:
■■
Minimum installation dimensions. See “Installation
Dimensions” illustration.
■■
Minimum one 2" x 4" (50.8 x 101.6 mm) wood wall stud
and minimum 3/8" (10 mm) thickness drywall or plaster/lath
within cabinet opening.
Support for weight of 150 lbs (68 kg), which includes
microwave oven and items placed inside the microwave
oven and upper cabinet.
■■
Pencil
■■
Stud finder
■■
Masking tape or
thumbtacks
■■
7/16" socket wrench
(or box wrench) for
1/4" x 2" lag screws
■■
11/2" (3.8 cm) diam.
hole drill bit for wood
or metal cabinet
■■
■■
Scissors
■■
No. 2 Phillips screwdriver
■■
No. 3 Phillips screwdriver
for 1/4-20 x 3" bolts
■■
Drill
■■
3/16" (5 mm), 3/8" (10 mm),
5/8" (16 mm) drill bits
■■
3/4" (19 mm) hole saw
■■
Grounded electrical outlet inside upper cabinet. See
“Electrical Requirements” section.
NOTES:
■■
Keyhole saw
■■
Caulking gun and
weatherproof caulking
compound
■■
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.
■■
Duct tape
■■
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.
Parts Supplied:
For information on reordering, see “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.
A
B
D
C
E
F
G
3/16-24 x 3" round-head bolts (2)
1/4-20 x 3" flat-head bolts (2)
Washers (2)
3/16" toggle nuts (2)
1/4" x 2" lag screws (2)
Sheet metal screws (2)
Power supply cord bushing (1)
Damper assembly (for wall
or roof venting)
Not Shown:
Upper cabinet template
Mounting plate (attached
to back of microwave oven)
Wall template
Aluminum grease filters
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:
■■
2
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:
■■
■■
H
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
Special Requirements
Standard fittings for wall or roof venting.
See “Venting Design Specifications” section.
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 “Venting Design Specifications” section.
Installation Dimensions:
Electrical Requirements
NOTE: The grounded 3 prong outlet must be inside the
upper cabinet. See “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
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
30"
(76.2 cm)
typical*
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:
■■
Product Dimensions
16¹⁄₄"
(41.3 cm)
29⁷⁄₈"
m)
(76.0 c
■■
A separate circuit serving only this microwave oven.
■
* 30" (76.2 cm) is typical for 66" (167.6 cm) installation
height. Exact dimensions may vary depending on type
of range/cooktop below.
Up
to
(42 16³⁄₄"
.5 c
m)
*
A time-delay fuse or time-delay circuit breaker.
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
A. 2" x 4" wall stud
B. Grounded 3 prong outlet
17¹⁄₈"
(43.5 cm)
+/- ³⁄₁₆"
(0.5 cm)
■■
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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
* Overall depth of product will vary slightly depending
on door design.
3
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
5. Rotate blower motor 180° so that exhaust ports face
the back of microwave oven, and lower blower motor
back into the microwave oven.
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.
A
A
B
A. Exhaust port
A. Screws
B. Damper plate
2. Keep damper plate and screws together and set aside.
4
6. Using diagonal wire cutting pliers, gently snip out the
rectangular damper vent covers at the perforations.
Roof Venting Installation Only
1. Repeat steps 1 to 4 from “Wall Venting Installation Only.”
2. 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
A
B
A. Exhaust port
A. Diagonal wire cutting pliers
B. Damper vent covers
7. Reattach blower motor to back of microwave oven
with 2 screws removed in Step 3.
8. Reattach damper plate. Make sure damper plate tabs are
inserted into the slots in the top of the microwave oven.
B
A
IMPORTANT: If blower motor is not positioned with flat sides
facing the back of the microwave oven (as shown), performance
will be poor.
3. 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.
4. Using diagonal wire cutting pliers, gently snip out the
rectangular vent covers on the damper plate removed
in Step 1 at the perforations.
C
D
A.
B.
C.
D.
Damper plate
Screws
Damper plate tabs
Slots
9. Secure damper plate with 2 screws removed in Step 1.
A
B
A. Diagonal wire cutting pliers
B. Rectangular vent covers
5. Reattach damper plate. Make sure damper plate tabs are
inserted into the slots in the top of the microwave oven.
B
A
C
D
A.
B.
C.
D.
Damper plate
Screws
Damper plate tabs
Slots
6. Secure damper plate with 2 screws removed in Step 1
of “Wall Venting Installation Only.”
5
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
B
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 One End Hole
Wall Studs at Both End Holes
Figure 3
Figure 4
B
D
A
A,D
E
E
E
E
C
F
C
C
F
C
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
6
B
A,D
End holes (on mounting plate)
Cabinet opening vertical centerline
Wall stud centerlines
Holes for lag screws
Support tabs
Mounting plate center markers
A,D
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 “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 wall template to the
centerline on the wall, making sure it is level and that
the top of the wall 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 wall template so that its top is level with the
front edge of the cabinet.
■■
If the wall template is damaged or unusable, measure and
mark the wall with the dimensions described in Step 4.
D
A
C
B
A. Rear wall
B. Wall template
C. Top of wall template must align
with front edge of cabinet.
D. Front edge of upper cabinet
Upper cabinet bottom
Centerline
Mounting plate end hole
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 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
“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.
■■
6" (15.2 cm)
8. Mark the centerline 3/8" (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 3/4" (19 mm) hole in one corner of the cutout area.
14. Using a keyhole saw, cut out the venting cutout area.
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 3/16-24 x 3"
round-head bolts with toggle nuts; if 1 end hole is over a wall
stud, use 1 lag screw and one 3/16-24 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)
14¹⁄₈"
(35.9 cm)
■■
6" (15.2 cm)
Centerline
Drill Holes in Rear Wall
3. Tape the wall template in place. Mark both holes in the lower
corners, and draw a horizontal line across the bottom edge
of the wall template. These represent the mounting plate’s
end holes and bottom edge.
4. Remove the wall template and check the markings:
15³⁄₄"
(40.0 cm)
4" (10.2 cm)
1. Drill 5/8" (16 mm) holes through the wall at both end holes
marked in Step 3 of “Mark Rear Wall.”
2. Drill 3/16" (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 “Locate Wall Stud(s)” section.
Installation for Wall Stud at One End Hole (Figure 3)
1. Drill a 3/16" (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 3/16" (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 “Locate Wall Stud(s)” section.
3. Drill a 5/8" (16 mm) hole through the wall at the other
end hole.
Installation for Wall Studs at Both End Holes (Figure 4)
1. Drill 3/16" (5 mm) holes into the studs at the end
holes marked in Step 3 of “Mark Rear Wall.”
7
Wall Stud at One End Hole (Figure 3)
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
3/16-24 x 3" round-head bolts and toggle nuts or 1/4 x 2"
lag screws.
Refer to illustrations in “Possible Wall Stud Configurations”
in “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 3/16-24 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
1. With the support tabs of the mounting plate facing forward,
insert a 3/16-24 x 3" round-head bolt through the end
hole that fits over the 5/8" (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. 3/16-24 x 3" round-head bolt
B. Mounting plate
C. Spring toggle nut
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.
C
A
1.
2.
3.
4.
Prepare Upper Cabinet
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:
■■
B
D
A.
B.
C.
D.
3/16-24 x 3" round-head bolt
Mounting plate
Spring toggle nut
Drywall
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.
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.
■■
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.
B
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.
A
A. Metal cabinet
B. Power supply cord bushing
6. Drill 3/8" (10 mm) holes at points “D” and “E” on the
template. These are for two 1/4-20 x 3" bolts and washers
used to secure the microwave oven to the upper cabinet.
IMPORTANT: The control side of the microwave oven
is the heavy side. Handle the microwave oven gently.
1. Place a washer on each 1/4-20 x 3" flat-head bolt and
place inside upper cabinet near the 3/8" (10 mm) holes.
2. Make sure the microwave oven door is closed and
taped shut.
For Roof Venting Installation Only
7. Cut 3/4" (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
3. 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
4. With front of microwave oven still tilted, thread power supply
cord through the power supply cord hole in the bottom of the
upper cabinet.
5. 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
6. Push microwave oven against mounting plate
and hold in place.
NOTE: If microwave oven does not need to be adjusted,
skip steps 7-9.
7. 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.
8. Loosen mounting plate screws. Adjust mounting plate
and retighten screws.
9. Repeat steps 3-6.
10. 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.
■■
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.
■■
B
A. Vent
B. Damper assembly (under vent)
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:
■■
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.
■■
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.
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VENTING DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
This section is intended for architectural designer
and builder/contractor reference only.
NOTES:
■■
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. 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.
■■
Using a rigid metal vent.
■■
Using the most direct route by minimizing the length of the
vent and number of elbows to provide efficient performance.
■■
Using uniformly sized vents.
■■
Using duct tape to seal all joints in the vent system.
■■
Using caulking compound to seal exterior wall or roof
opening around cap.
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 is 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.
■■
Roof venting
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
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
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 “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
B
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
B
C
6 ft (1.8 m)
A.
B.
C.
D.
2 ft
(0.6 m)
C
A. One 3 / " 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)
1 4
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 rectangular
to 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.
■■
Damper Assembly
■■
Mounting Plate
■■
Upper Cabinet Template
■■
Mounting Screw Kit (includes parts A-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.
W10823835A
SP PN W10823840
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