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Old 09-28-2010, 10:50 AM
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I have an old house with a microwave mounted above the range, a vented underneath with a light for the range. Above is the vent to the outside, no cabinet. How do I mount a new microwave since this model seems to need a cabinet.


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I have an old house with a microwave mounted above the range, a vented underneath with a light for the range. Above is the vent to the outside, no cabinet. How do I mount a new microwave since this model seems to need a cabinet.
Dss,

What is the model number of the microwave that's there now?

Have you opened the box?

You should open and read the installation instruction sheet(s).

Most new microwaves are "wall mounted", they have a large pre formed metal support that you mount to the wall, then mount the microwave to the panel.

But, most of them also have to be mounted to the bottom of the cabinet, to hold the unit up and in position in the front.

Might there be some sort of wooden or metal frame work above the microwave,that you can't see ?

We might be able to help better with the model number of the old microwave.

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The microwave currently hanging on the wall is Maytag CME9010CAE
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I have an old house with a microwave mounted above the range, a vented underneath with a light for the range. Above is the vent to the outside, no cabinet. How do I mount a new microwave since this model seems to need a cabinet.
Dss,

UH OH,

The older CME9010 has bolts behind the top vent cover, that secures the microwave to the wall mounting plate.
No upper cabinet needed to mount the microwave.

I think (pretty sure) that you Will need a cabinet above your new microwave to mount the unit properly and safely.

Sorry,
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