Please read all instructions thoroughly before install-
ing the Microwave Oven/Hood System. Two people
are recommended to install this product.
If a new electrical outlet is required, its installation should
be completed by a qualified electrician before the Mi-
crowave Oven/Hood is installed. See 3 ELECTRICAL
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS on page 3.
1. MOUNTING SPACE
This Microwave Oven/Hood requires a mounting space
on a wall as shown in Figure 1.
If the space between the wall cabinets is greater than
30-inches (36-inches or 42-inches), a Filler Panel Kit may
be used to fill the gap between the Microwave Oven/Hood
system and wall cabinets. The Filler Panel Kit is sold
as an optional accessory; each kit contains two 3-inch
panels. The Filler Panel Kit should be installed before
the Microwave Oven/Hood is installed.
For proper installation and servicing, a 2-inch space is
necessary between the top of the range backsplash and
the bottom of the Microwave Oven/Hood system.
30" or more
At least 2"
2. WALL CONSTRUCTION
This Microwave Oven/Hood should be mounted against
and supported by a flat vertical wall. The wall must be flat
for proper installation. If the wall is not flat, use spacers
to fill in the gaps. Wall construction should be a minimum
of 2” x 4” wood studding and 3/8” or more thick dry wall
or plaster/lath. The mounting sur- faces must be capable
of supporting weight of 110 pounds—the oven and con-
tents—AND the weight of all items which would normally
be stored in the top cabinet above the unit.
The unit should be attached to a minimum of one 2” x
4” wall stud.
To find the location of the studs, one of the following
methods may be used:
A. Use a stud finder, a magnetic device which locates
the nails in the stud.
B. Use a hammer to tap lightly across the mounting
surface to find a solid sound. This will indicate stud
The center of the stud can be located by probing the wall
with a small nail to find the edges of the stud and then
placing a mark halfway between the edges. The center
of any adjacent studs will normally be 16” or 24” to either
side of this mark.
Note: In the event that the unit will be unable to be sup-
ported by any stud, it will be necessary to use special
care in the placement of the toggle bolts and top cabinet
screws. See Wall Template for details. The top cabinet
should be tested to ensure it is securely attached to the
wall. Place extra weight up to 110 pounds inside the top
cabinet to test the support.
3/8" Dry Wall
16" or 24"