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tperez914 07-27-2010 06:43 AM

Over the range microwave, was told that it could not be installed
 
I purchased a new over the range microwave and was told that it could not be installed because the old one that was there did not have the proper outlet above the cabinet. I really don't want to get an electrician to create this outlet and would rather just remove the old one and have a countertop one. I was just wondering if behind your old model there was an outlet or a huge hole with wires sticking out? Just trying to prepare myself for what may be an ugly situation. Thanks!

Hire-a-Hubby 07-27-2010 12:10 PM

Whirlpool Microwave
 
The electrical connection/power cord for over-the-range microwaves always comes out of the top of the unit. With the unit in place, the power cord is threaded through a hole in the bottom of the cabinet and is plugged into an outlet mounted within the cabinet.
The outlet should be properly grounded, i.e. 3 prongs. Perhaps a picture of your predicament would help to further diagnose your problem.

tperez914 07-27-2010 09:58 PM

Thanks for your quick response! This particular microwave was not installed with an outlet above the cabinet. The outlet was actually behind the microwave on the wall. Thankfully I was able to remove it using the helpful tips on this thread!! THANKS =)


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