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Default New microwave/convection

We had been having intermittent problems with the Sharp microwave not working. The last trip it stopped working for good.

I purchased a GE PVM9179SKSS stainless steel microwave/convection oven that matches the recently installed GE residential refrigerator.

Pic 1 - Sharp bracket. I counted 45 screws BB used on the bracket!!!!
Pic 2 - GE bracket. I used ALOT less screws.
Pic 3 - Getting to the outlet.
Pic 4 - Remove top cover.
Pic 5 - Microwave outlet behind side cover.
Pic 6 - Installation complete
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With far less screws I hope it stays up there when you hit a rough patch of road.
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With far less screws I hope it stays up there when you hit a rough patch of road.
That's exactly what I was thinking.....
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Dennis, what am a the measurements of your hope for the microwave? And does the bottom of the microwave have a slant downward from front to back?
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GE Dimensions = 15.5 deep x 16.5 H x 29.88 W

Does the bottom of the microwave have a slant downward from front to back?

Pic 1 - It is square with the opening on both sides. I verified that it is level.
Pic 2 - The bottom of the cabinet next to the microwave. It shows the "slope" relative to the bottom of the enclosure. I did not take pictures of the bottom of the sharp in place. I suspect the "slope" is unique to the sharp.
Pic 3 - Sloped cleats to hold microwave in place and hide the "slope". Not elegant, but one would have to bend over to see them. The pics show the end grain. Also shows the effort to remove the "slope" of the surrounding cabinetry, mirrored back splash, etc.

The sharp has 2 long screws that are accessed through the grease filters that screw to the top of the mounting bracket (pic above).

Since this is for under cabinet mounting, the directions are to use the upper cabinet to secure the microwave.
I would have had to drill through the slide out to do that. So I used cleats under the microwave.
Like BB, I put 2 screws through the top "skin" of the microwave to also hold in place.

As for "stays up there when you hit a rough patch of road".(I do not know if you are joking)
To fall out, the 8 screws holding the cleats in place must shear off and the 2 screws through the top skin must come out/fail, and/or the 14 screws holding the bracket in place to fail.

I think if the microwave comes down, I will have bigger issues to deal with. But I have been wrong before.
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Thanks Dennis. It’s a big help.
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