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Can i change an over the range microwave oven to a hood?

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Posted 2013-06-30T00:47:38+0000  by brownsfan8462 brownsfan8462

Sure.  Before you go shopping note if the microwave vents outside.  I think some range hoods can set up for venting or recirculation but it would be a good thing to know in advance.

Posted 2013-06-30T19:46:17+0000  by Adam444

Hi Brownsfam8462,


Since over the range microwaves are designed to replace a range hood, replacing one with a range hood is very easy. 


Choose your range hood based whether the microwave exhaust is ducted to send air to the outside or to return the air to the room.


If the microwave has an exhaust duct, it can be used with the new range hood.


To remove the microwave disconnect the exhaust duct, unplug the cord and remove the mounting screws. Have an assistant hold the micro as it is heavy and will drop down when you remove the screws.


Remove the microwave, and any mounting brackets.


Once the microwave has been removed, insert the range hood in place and secure it with screws, attach the exhaust duct (if one is used) and plug in the cord.


Now you’re all set.



Posted 2013-07-01T22:08:01+0000  by Mike_HD_OC
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