09:07AM | 05/07/03
Member Since: 05/06/03
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I have just purchased a new Microhood, I originally had a regular hood. The Microhood contains a microwave so it is considerably larger. I don't want to lose so much of the spacing above my oven. So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to mount it higher without misaligning the exhaust hole that is currently there. And also there is a cabinet above it and I don't know if it would be used to support the wait because I will need to get a smaller cabinet.
Any thoughts would be appreciated,


03:18PM | 05/07/03
Member Since: 11/11/02
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** I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to mount it higher **

The higher you mount it the less cooking fumes it is going to be able to capture possibly rendering it almost useless. Make sure you read the installation instruction and do not exceed the recommended distances.

Dan O.
The Appliance Information Site


Jim D

12:09AM | 05/08/03
Member Since: 01/06/01
345 lifetime posts
Wolafson - hi, Dan O is on the mark here. I recently purchased a replacement under-cabinet microwave unit (over-range type with exhaust system and oven top surface lighting) and installed it. The brunt of the weight will be borne by the mounting brackets which will mount to at least one of the studs in the wall behind the oven. However, you'll end up having 2-3 screws that mount through your cabinet into the top of the microhood unit.

When you state the exhaust hole that's currently there, it appears your old hood ran its exhaust out through the wall instead of up through the cabinet. Hopefully, your microhood can be adjusted for either exhaust method. However - the exhaust hole going out through the wall will have to match up exactly with the microhood's exhaust vent - it'll be mounted right up against the wall. It's not like a clothes dryer where you can run flexible exhaust vent hose and bend it to match your setup. So, you'll be limited in how high you can go if you use the existing exhaust hole.

As Dan O said - the installation instructions specify minimum and maximum mounting heights. If you don't follow those, you'll run into problems down the road on everything from safety concerns to warranty work on the unit. Good luck - regards! Jim D/Heathsville, VA

[This message has been edited by Jim D (edited May 08, 2003).]


09:57AM | 05/08/03
Member Since: 05/06/03
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Thanks for the responses I will take your tips into consideration.
Again Thanks


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