Last Updated: November 6, References. This article was co-authored by Gevorg Grigorian. With over 13 years of experience, Gevorg specializes in residential and commercial appliance repairs as well as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning HVAC services. There are 19 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times. An over-the-range microwave oven makes efficient use of space in your kitchen, while also incorporating lighting and ventilation.
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How to Replace the Ductwork Connected to the Over the Range Microwave
If your over-the-range microwave oven is equipped with an interior recirculating vent, the built-in charcoal filter loses efficiency over time. This happens gradually — and replacing the filter is a chore many homeowners overlook. By installing an outside vent duct through the kitchen wall, you will ease your cleanup chores and help remove odors, heat and moisture from your kitchen.
When you purchase a new over the range microwave , you may need to relocate or replace the ductwork that vents the microwave oven. Follow these tips to replace ductwork connected to an over the range microwave. Set and climb the stepladder in front of the microwave support shelf. Slide the microwave unit slightly forward on the shelf and unplug it from its power source.