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gumbis

10:43AM | 08/01/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
4 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
We need to replace our microwave oven in our older kitchen. Unfortunately we only have 29" of space above our gas stove and the depth of our cabinets is 12". All of the newer microwaves are far too large for this opening. We do not want to redo our kitchen just for a microwave. Any suggestions?

Thanks.


DanO

02:01PM | 08/01/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
I don't know of any OTR (over the range) microwaves less than 30" wide. Can your old microwave not be repaired?

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=microwaves

The Appliance Information Site

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gumbis

03:57PM | 08/02/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
4 lifetime posts
The width doesn't seem to be a problem, we're having trouble with the height & depth. As for fixing the microwave, we possible can do that, but we were hoping to replace it with a white one to match the new dishwasher (and all our other appliances) we had to get recently when it pooped out.

DanO

04:53PM | 08/02/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
Sorry, I misread what the 29" was for.

That is about border line for the cabinet height required for an OTR microwave but I don't specifically know of any where that height is allowable. All I can suggest you check the installation instructions for such models at the various manufacturer's sites.

I don't know about the cabinet depth requirements at all. Sorry.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=OTR+microwaves

The Appliance Information Site

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gumbis

05:51PM | 08/02/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
4 lifetime posts
Thank you, we'll keep searching a little longer, we may have to just make do with the old one.


appliguy

06:25PM | 08/02/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

Gas appliance laws and space to combustables is getting more and more strict!! Any way of adjusting the cabinet higher to allow for the min space required?

Any way of lowering the range down ( removing legs and putting a runner under the range for moving/cleaning purposes ) for more space?

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

gumbis

02:01AM | 08/05/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
4 lifetime posts
Hi Jeff,

We have considered both those options, unfortunately the cabinets are one unit with the cabinets on either side making the project near impossible without redoing all the cabinets. We are looking into lowering the stove, but it has a broiler at the bottom which we do use and its door is already hitting the floor when open.

I think perhaps we'll just make the old one work.

Thank you for your suggestions,

Eileen
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