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jaytams

09:10AM | 10/29/07
Member Since: 10/28/07
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Hello- I am doing a do it yourself project. I want to move our over the range microwave to just over a counter. It won't have ventilation. Is this ok? to block off the fan/ventilation? Am I better off buying a microwave and building a shelf for it above the cabinet that does not require the ventilation over the stove? Thanks!

DanO

09:55PM | 10/29/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** Is this ok to block off the fan/ventilation? **

The lower exhaust-fan part of it? It should not affect operation of the microwave but I would suggest you just disconnect the motor's power source.

There should however be other vents on the unit for internal cooling which can't be blocked off or overheating and eventual failure of internal components will occur.

** Am I better off buying a microwave and building a shelf for it above the cabinet that does not require the ventilation over the stove? **

There are models designed to hang under a counter (see the following link) which don't have any venting to deal with.

- Over the Counter Microwave Ovens

LINK > http://tinyurl.com/3dtul9

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Microwave

The Appliance Information Site

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jaytams

11:21AM | 11/03/07
Member Since: 10/28/07
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for your response. Never knew they existed. We bought one yesterday! Thanks again!
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