Can you install an over the range microwave yourself?

Can you install an over the range microwave yourself?

If you are simply replacing an existing vent hood or older microwave with a new oven, you can install it easily enough with common tools. You will need a helper for this one, as an extra set of hands is essential. Attach the ductwork and plug in the oven, and you’re done.

Are all GE microwave brackets the same?

All mounting kits are not the same. They are specifically designed by the manufacturer for the model. Mounting kits are provided when you purchase the above range microwave or you can purchase one separately. The kits must vary in their configuration to properly accommodate hanging the microwave securely.

Can countertop microwave mounted under cabinet?

You can mount a microwave oven, even if it has a counter-top design. Moving a counter-top microwave oven to a mount in your kitchen frees counter space, giving you more room for kitchen work. The kit includes a mounting plate that attaches to the bottom of a cabinet, letting the microwave oven hang above the counter.

How much does Home Depot charge to install over the range microwave?

Home Depot microwave installation cost Over-the-range microwave installation from Home Depot costs $100 for replacements. Replacing an old range hood with an over-the-range microwave costs $400. Hauling away and disposing of the old microwave costs $25. Delivery costs $60* or is free with purchases over $400.

Do Over the range Microwaves have to be vented?

There is no requirement that your Over The Range (OTR) Microwave be vented to the outdoors. All OTR microwave ovens can be set up to either allow the fan to recirculate the air back into the kitchen or be vented to the outdoors.

Does over the range microwave need to be vented?

Do microwaves come with a mounting plate?

Each microwave comes with the mounting hardware (mounting bracket, screws, exhaust adapter), top and rear templates, and installation instructions needed to make installation a simple process. This makes choosing a replacement microwave easy.

How do you install an over range microwave?

Microwave Installation Steps 1. Remove existing over the range hood 2. Install over range microwave outlet 3. Attach the oven wall support plate 4. Prepare the bottom of the upper cabinet for mounting 5. Adjust the blower motor for venting

How do you install a microwave oven?

Placing the Microwave in the Setting See if your microwave has an installation template or wall plate. Find at least one stud. Drill holes in the template or attach the wall plate. Set microwave into position or onto the wall plate. Plug in the microwave. Thread bolts through the bottom of the cabinet. Connect the blower. Test the microwave.

What is the proper distance to separate a microwave?

The National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends that the bottom of the microwave should be no higher than 54 inches above the floor, which would allow for 18 inches of clearance between the microwave and the typical cooktop height of 36 inches.