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crobb 05-05-2013 11:21 AM

over the range microwave
I have recently removed 11 year old whirlpool gold microwave with front grill plate at top which blew out the front. We are wanting to install ge advantium which vents out of the top front when recirculating. Wanting to know if anyone has had to fur these out from wall or will this be fine, with 15 inch upper cabinets.It looks really close but not sure how far front should stick out so cabinets don"t get ruined. Specs from ge say max cabinet depth is 13 inches? Thanks Chris

md2lgyk 05-05-2013 08:06 PM

I can't address your specific question, but whenever possible, over-the-range microwaves should be vented outside. Every one I've ever installed could be set up either way.

hardwareman 05-06-2013 11:48 AM

max cabinet depth means just that 13" max.

crobb 05-06-2013 12:38 PM

Thanks for the input.If I could I would;on exterior north wall no room to work! Thanks

Two Knots 05-07-2013 07:19 AM

If you're on an outside wall why not vent it straight out?
We had a GE vented directly out the wall, as well as a Frigidere ( which
we currently have) We purchased the duct work ourselves,
it wasn't part of the installation kit.

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