Installation Instructions Over The Range Microwave Oven BEFORE YOU BEGIN (Read these instructions completely and carefully.) IMPORTANT Save these instructions for local inspector’s use. IMPORTANT Observe all governing codes and ordinances. • Note to Installer -B e sure to leave these instructions with the Consumer. • Note to Consumer -K eep these instructions for future reference. • Skill level - I nstallation of this appliance requires basic mechanical and electrical skills.
Contents General information Step-by-step installation guide Important safety instructions. . . . . . . . . . . 3 1. Placement of the mounting plate. . . . . . 8 Electrical requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 A. Removing the microwave oven from the carton/Removing the mounting plate . . . . 8 Hood exhaust. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 B. Finding the wall studs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Damage - Shipment/Installation . . . . . . . . 6 C.
General information IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This product requires a three-prong grounded outlet. The installer must perform a ground continuity check on the power outlet box before beginning the installation to ensure that the outlet box is properly grounded. If not properly grounded, or if the outlet box does not meet electrical requirements noted (under ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS), a qualified electrician should be employed to correct any deficiencies.
General information HOOD EXHAUST NOTE: Read these next two pages only if you plan to vent your exhaust to the outside. If you plan to recirculate the air back into the room, proceed to page 11. OUTSIDE TOP EXHAUST (EXAMPLE ONLY) The following chart contains an example of one possible ductwork installation. DUCT PIECES EQUIVALENT LENGTH x NUMBER USED = EQUIVALENT LENGTH Roof Cap 24 ft. x (1) = 24 ft. 12 Ft. Straight Duct (6" Round) 12 ft. x (1) = 12 ft.
General information Maximum duct length: NOTE: If you need to install ducts, note that the total duct length of 3 ¼" x 10" rectangular or 6" diameter round duct should not exceed 140 equivalent feet. For satisfactory air movement, the total duct length of 3 ¼" x 10" rectangular or 6" diameter round duct should not exceed 140 equivalent feet. Outside ventilation requires a HOOD EXHAUST DUCT. Read the following carefully. Elbows, transitions, wall and roof caps, etc.
General information DAMAGE - SHIPMENT/INSTALLATION • If the unit is damaged in shipment, return the unit to the store in which it was bought for repair or replacement. • If the unit is damaged by the customer, repair or replacement is the responsibility of the customer. • If the unit is damaged by the installer (if other than the customer), repair or replacement must be made by arrangement between the customer and installer.
General information TOOLS YOU WILL NEED #1 and #2 Phillips screwdriver Pencil Ruler or tape measure and straight edge Carpenter square (optional) Tin snips (for cutting damper, if required) Scissors (to cut template, if necessary) Electric drill with 3/16", ½" and ⅝" drill bits Filler blocks or scrap wood pieces, if needed for top cabinet spacing (used on recessed bottom cabinet installations only) Gloves Saw (saber, hole or keyhole) Stud finder or Hammer (optional) Safety goggles Level Duct a
Step-by-step installation guide 1. PLACEMENT OF THE MOUNTING PLATE B. FINDING THE WALL STUDS A. REMOVING THE MICROWAVE OVEN FROM THE CARTON/REMOVING THE MOUNTING PLATE 1. Remove the installation instructions, Exhaust adaptor, filters, glass tray, and the small hardware bag. Do not remove the Styrofoam protecting the front of the oven. Wall Wall Studs Studs Center Center 2. Fold back all 4 carton flaps fully against carton sides. Then carefully roll the oven and carton over onto the top side.
Step-by-step installation guide C. DETERMINING WALL PLATE LOCATION UNDER YOUR CABINET Plate position – beneath a framed recessed cabinet bottom. Plate position – beneath flat bottom cabinet. 16 ¹⁵∕₁₆˝ CL CL At least 30˝ 30˝ to Cooktop Draw a vertical line on the wall at the center of the 30" wide space. Tape the Rear Wall Template onto the wall so that the top of the template touches the bottom of the cabinet frame and the centerline on the template lines up with the line you drew on the wall.
Step-by-step installation guide D. ALIGNING THE WALL PLATE Hole Hole AA Draw a vertical line on thea Vertical wall to Line mark Draw on Wall fromof Center the center the of Top Cabinet cabinet above. Centerline Centerline notches notches CL Horizontal HorizontalLine Line Area E E Area Line Hole Hole BB Horizontal Line Draw the wall along Drawaahorizontal Horizontalline lineonon wall from the bottom of the “Rear Wall Template”. bottom of “Rear Wall Template”.
Step-by-step installation guide 2. VENTILATION TYPES (CHOOSE A, B OR C) NOTE: This microwave is shipped assembled for Outside Top Exhaust (except for non-vented models). An exhaust adaptor is shipped assembled and attached to the fillerupper. Select the type of ventilation required for your installation and proceed to that section. This microwave oven is compatible with the following three types of ventilation: A. Outside Top Exhaust (Vertical Duct) B. Recirculating (Non-Vented Ductless) C.
Step-by-step installation guide A. OUTSIDE TOP EXHAUST (VERTICAL DUCT) NOTE: You must attach the house duct to the exhaust adaptor after installation is complete. House House Duct Duct A1. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE FOR THE EXHAUST ADAPTOR AND PROPER DAMPER OPERATION CHECK The exhaust Adaptor and Damper are shipped assembled and attached to the filler-upper. 1. Slide the exhaust adaptor into place as shown in the diagram above. B. RECIRCULATING (NON-VENTED DUCTLESS) 2.
Step-by-step installation guide 3. Remove the screw that holds the blower motor and carefully pull out the blower unit. The wires will extend far enough to allow you to adjust the blower unit. 5. Place the blower unit back into the opening. CAUTION: Do not pull or stretch the blower unit wiring. Make sure the wires are not pinched. 6. Secure the blower unit to the microwave with the screw. blower mortor screw CAUTION: To avoid breaking or cracking the blower blade, do not touch the blade.
Step-by-step installation guide C. OUTSIDE BACK EXHAUST (HORIZONTAL DUCT) C1. ADAPTING THE MICROWAVE BLOWER FOR OUTSIDE BACK EXHAUST 5. Rotate the blower unit counterclockwise 180 °. Before Rotation After Rotation 1. Remove and save the screws that hold the Blower Plate to the microwave. Screw 2. Lift up the Blower plate. Blower Motor Back of Microwave Back of Microwave Back of Microwave 6. Place the blower unit back into the opening. Blower Plate Screw AFTER: Fan Blade Openings Facing Back 3.
Step-by-step installation guide 3. INSTALLATION INSTALLATION OVERVIEW A. Prepare the Rear Wall (for outside back exhaust/ horizontal duct only) B. Attach the Mounting Plate to the Wall C. Prepare the Cabinet above D. Mount the Microwave Oven E. Connect the Ductwork (for outside top exhaust/vertical duct only) A. PREPARING THE REAR WALL FOR OUTSIDE BACK EXHAUST B. ATTACH THE MOUNTING PLATE TO THE WALL You need to cut an opening in the rear wall for outside exhaust.
Step-by-step installation guide To use toggle bolts: D. MOUNT THE MICROWAVE OVEN Spacing for Toggles More Than Wall Thickness Mounting Mounting Plate Plate Toggle Wings Toggle Wings Toggle Toggle Bolt Bolt Wall Wall FOR EASIER INSTALLATION AND PERSONAL SAFETY, WE RECOMMEND THAT TWO PEOPLE INSTALL THIS MICROWAVE OVEN. Bolt End End Bolt 3.
Step-by-step installation guide E. CONNECT THE DUCTWORK FOR OUTSIDE TOP EXHAUST 3. Insert a self-aligning screw through the top center cabinet hole. Temporarily secure the oven by turning the screw at least two full turns after the threads have engaged. (It will be completely tightened later.) Be sure to keep the power cord tight. Be careful not to pinch the cord, especially when mounting flush to the bottom of the cabinet.
Before You Use Your Microwave 4. BEFORE YOU USE YOUR MICROWAVE 6. Read the Owner’s Manual. 1. Make sure the microwave oven has been installed according to instructions. 7. Keep installation instructions for the local inspector’s use. 2. Remove all packing material from the microwave oven. 3. Install the turntable and ring in the cavity. 4. Replace the house fuse or turn the breaker back on. 5. Plug the power cord into a dedicated 15 amp electrical outlet.
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