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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

from cooking

surface

Backsplash

15.5"

12"

At least 2"

30"

66" or

floor

more from

Figure 1

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 

location.

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.

2"x 4" 

Wood Studs

or Plaster/lath

3/8" Dry Wall 

16" or 24"

Figure 2