Over the Range Microwave Installation

Posted on February 26, 2012, 5:58 am
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43 Responses to: Over the Range Microwave Installation

  1. April 22nd, 2012

    Thank you! You're right, it's really important to get the blower pointed the rught direction before you install the microwave. Otherwise, you'll have to take the darn thing down, get it right and re-install it. Good luck!

  2. April 25th, 2012

    pretty good guys .. thanks' it save me some money for a first time home dad like me'.. 

  3. April 25th, 2012

    Thank you! Glad it was helpful. If you subscribe to my channel I have more "how to" videos. I try to make them very realistic and include the different unexpected problems that arise when working on older houses. Good luck!

  4. May 23rd, 2012

    LOL! Yeah, those darn microwaves get heavy if you have to keep taking them back down to adjust things like the blower direction. I've been there, done that! 🙂 Thanks!

  5. September 10th, 2012

    i have the amana over the range microwave, trying to rotate the blower
    removed the screws as per instruction manual and your video, but cannot get the blower assembly to come out

  6. September 10th, 2012

    Hi Chris, I would check to see if you removed the correct screws. There are usually multiple screws in the area. On mine there was 2 big arrows pointing to the "blower screws". Once you have the right screws removed the blower should come out easily. Let me know if this helps. Good luck!

  7. November 10th, 2012

    Hi, see my video "Dusk to Dawn Lights: What To Do With Them after They Fail". In it I disconnect the failed photocell switch from the light and make it into a regular light. It's a similar situation to yours in that you just want to disconnect the hood. BTW in a later video I changed it back to a dusk to dawn light with no tools. I hope this helps.


  8. December 20th, 2012

    Hi Meramosjr, I'm really glad you like the videos. The fasteners you're asking about are (2) 1/4" x 3" bolts with a Phillips head on them. The thread is 20, that is 20 threads per inch. I used 2 1/4" fender washers with them. They have a tapering end on them to help you find the corresponding nuts that are built in to the microwave. I'm really surprised to hear that you can't find the heads of these 2 bolts on the bottom of your cabinet. Yes, it could be a double bottom. 

  9. December 29th, 2012

    Thanks guys, just got a new place and your video helped a lot.. Very much appciated…

  10. December 29th, 2012

    Hi Gpredd1, You're welcome and I'm really glad the video was helpful! Good luck with your new place.

  11. January 16th, 2013

    My wife and I did it in 15 minutes due to the watching of this video.. You guys are the best, thanks again.. The template that came to show where the holes need to be drilled helped also..

  12. January 20th, 2013

    Hi Bill,
    your video helped a lot…also, I'm doing a kitchen remodel and I have the same cabinets as in your video. Do you know where those cabinets came from?

  13. January 20th, 2013

    Thanks Jim. Those cabinets are Mills Pride and they were purchased at the Home Depot. However, Home Depot doesn't carry them anymore and I think Mills Pride has been discontinued. Sometimes you can find them used though at places like a Habitat for Humanity store. Also, Home Depot currently sells a similar cabinet. Good luck with your remodel!

  14. March 3rd, 2013

    Thanks Delilah. I usually use the existing venting unless there is some problem with it. I always take the venting off and wash it with orange cleaner and hot water though. It can get a greasy film on it since it is above the range.

  15. March 13th, 2013

    Hi Sugarpoultry: You can turn the fan so that is blowing out of the front toward the kitchen. The vent fan will suck up the cooking odors through a filter then send the air back into the kitchen. I don't think this is ideal as it would be much better to send the cooking odors out through the roof or to the outside of the house. Good luck!

  16. May 5th, 2013

    Excellent…I was left scratching my head after watching an install video from someone else…you guys properly covered everything…and made it easy.

  17. May 5th, 2013

    Thank you! That was really nice of you to say so. Good luck with your projects.

  18. May 8th, 2013

    Thank you for uploading this video! It helped me a whole lot!

  19. September 26th, 2013

    Thank you!!! I'm about to install a microwave for my wife as in right now. This helped a lot!!

  20. September 27th, 2013

    Hi Richie: Thank you for your really nice post. I'm very glad to be of help!

  21. September 28th, 2013

    Thank you Carson! Best of luck with your projects.

  22. January 20th, 2014

    Very informative video. Great job & thank you for sharing. 

  23. February 11th, 2014

    We are doing a kitchen remodel, is it good to install a water line for microwaves?  I am under the impression that over range microwaves in the near future might take plumbed water for steam options.

  24. July 16th, 2014

    I was hoping to see how to use the template provided by the manufacture to locate and drill the mounting holes on the bottom of the cabinet.  I tried it and the holes were off.  Had to recalculate using the measure method.

  25. July 29th, 2014

    What if the light bulb blows out? Would the entire microwave would have to be taken down to change the bulb(s)? Thanks.

  26. August 30th, 2014

    Bill same situation as wellingtonbrooke1 has below, old hood is fed by romex directly, you perhaps have a video up already showing cutting hole in upper cabinet to mount some kind of box to wire and install a receptacle in? thanks!

  27. August 30th, 2014

    perhaps it would be just adding a box and receptacle in a wall there is already romex running through…

  28. September 6th, 2014

    Bill any ideas on improving the light coming from the bottom of one of these microwaves onto stove? 30 watt bulb isn't much. Perhaps light fixtures at side of microwave under cabinets somehow? Bet you have dealt with that before! Thanks much!!

  29. September 17th, 2014

    Heck, that was fun to watch, even if you didn't need to install a MW. 8-)

  30. October 21st, 2014

    Bill, interesting, it is now Oct. 20, 2014 (and I found that you are located in San Diego, CA) and I just found this 2/25/12 video (218,615 views), which may have been one of your first (I can also understand and applaud you for taking down some of your earlier, superseded videos)  My goodness, you have come a LONG way since 2012 with your videos(camera & software) and Fan base of thousands.  BUT, you still use the phase "tighten it down" which does give me joy when I hear those words; Thanks Bill, for showing us your face in this video; maybe if I keep looking (308 video on You Tube) we can find a picture of the Director of Sparky Channel Productions.  Keep "tightening it down"

  31. December 12th, 2014

    Why are these appliances always around 60 pounds? Show me a 30 lbs over the range microwave and you will have a popular item.

  32. February 5th, 2015

    Nice instructions.  I didn't realize the blower could be used to send air out the front.  Thank you.

  33. May 14th, 2015

    thanks for uploading nice video about the installation.

  34. October 31st, 2015

    Was looking for instructions on how to replace my microwave… Great instructions

  35. November 15th, 2015

    Thanks for this video. I had no idea how these things hooked up.


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