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Old 02-15-2015, 06:07 PM   #16
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Read the one post in here about removing the microwave, but still having problems. Found the two large bolts going up into the cabinets and removed them, but cannot find any other screws or bolts fastening the unit to the wall. Have tried shaking and pulling the microwave, and took off the bottom housing where the light and fan is, even unscrewed and took off the vent cover for the hood, and we cannot find anywhere else keeping this unit up on the wall between the cabinets. HELP!
Unscrew the three screw holding on the plastic vent cover above the microwave door. You will see a slotted rod about two or three inches from each side and an inch below the top of the microwave. These are actually 14" bolts going through the microwave and which screw into an anchor plate on the wall behind the microwave. Believe it or not the anchor plate is the same size at the back of the microwave. Unscrew the two long rods and the microwave will swing down into your lap.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:24 PM   #17
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I just want to THANK YOU for the help - my husband was ready to get out the sledge hammer before I found this article. The slotted bolts were right there on the right and left hand sides after you take the front grill off. Here is a pic of the bolt on the right hand side (sorry, the picture is side ways). Ours is a 1989 Whirlpool microwave.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:06 PM   #18
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Re: Can't remove Whirlpool Over the range Microwave


This forum lacks good pictures. Thus, I wanted to include pictures, but can't post them! "You need 1 post to post links." So this is my introductory post; the next one is the one I meant.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:20 PM   #19
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OK, I have at least one post, but this pathetic forum _still_ does not let me include images! "You need at least 1 post to post links" nonsense keeps coming up. Hence, in the answer below there are just file names, click on "View rfraczki's album" on the left to see images I uploaded into my public album.
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I have learned the hard way why my Whirlpool Gold, circa 2004, does not tilt away from the wall after top screws were removed.
Face the oven. The mounting plate has a hook in the upper left corner.

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The hook latches onto a hole in the back of the oven.

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There is a plastic black grille at the top. Grab it and remove it; it should come off without screws.

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Behind the grille, in the upper left corner, latch release wire is hiding. Whirlpool hid the <bleeping> thing well, so that you'd have to shell $$$ on their repairmen. Pull it and the latch should release the oven from the hook.

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Old 04-07-2017, 10:21 AM   #20
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Re: Can't remove Whirlpool Over the range Microwave


I have a 1995 model that I am trying to remove. I have read all the posts, but still no luck.
I have removed the top 2 screws in the cabinet, removed the vent grill, and removed the bottom plate under the MW. I checked the top space and both side spaces between the cabinets and see no screws or fasteners of any kind. No levers or rods of any kind to pull or release. The MW is now slightly tiled down in the front but still attached. It seems that there are 2 slotted brackets on the back wall that's holding the MW. It looks like I need to lift the MW straight up about 1/4" to clear the brackets along the back wall in order to slide it out. I would need two people to do it and if there enough space there between the top cabinet and the MW.
As a last resort I would have to remove the cabinet above the MW.

Any other ideas?
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:29 AM   #21
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You are correct, when it's tilted forward you have to lift it up off of the back bracket to take unit out


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Old 04-07-2017, 11:33 AM   #22
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Thanks, thats the only way I see it.
They sure made it tough to get that thing off!
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Old 04-07-2017, 03:09 PM   #23
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It's not to hard. There are a few models that have screws that go from the bottom front of the cabinet at a 45 degree angle to the brace at the top of the back piece. Pretty rare but I've seen a few. Also in some whirlpool models I've seen a lever you have to trip so speak from the bottom to release but I've seen even less of those. Just giving you that info just in case but most likely you will just have to lift it off the back bracket


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