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How to remove microwave from wall bracket?

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Wear back braces to help prevent injury when lifting.

GE manufactures a number of popular kitchen appliances, including their line of built-in, space-saving microwave ovens. The ovens are installed in brackets over your countertop or cooktop, saving valuable space. The brackets are screwed into the wall and kitchen cabinets, providing a sturdy holding place. The microwave is then secured to the cabinet above by two retaining screws. Removing a GE built-in microwave oven requires the use of an assistant. The ovens are heavy and removing one by yourself could result in an injury or accident.

Step 1

Unplug the oven from the wall. Depending on your installation, the outlet might be hidden in the cabinet above the GE built-in microwave oven.

Step 2

Open up the cabinet above where the microwave oven is installed. Have an assistant hold the oven by the bottom.

Step 3

Locate the two screws holding the microwave in place on the bottom panel of the cabinet. Loosen these screws. Ensure that your assistant has a grip on the microwave, then remove the screws entirely.

Step 4

Slowly lower the microwave until it is at a 45-degree angle.

Step 5

Gently lift the back of the microwave off the rear bracket holding it in position. Pull the electric cord through the hole in the bottom of the cabinet.

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