Mysterious attachment of microhood to wall

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I'm trying to remove an old (but not push-button) GE Spacemaker microwave/range-hood. I removed the 4 bolts holding it from the cabinet above. However it will not budge. The top can be forced down a little 1/8", but it is still attached solidly. It will not slide out horizontally, and I don't see any access panels apart from the guts of the appliance itself. Suggestions?
Thanks.
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Try raising the back of the unit toward the cabinet. Many of these units are hung on hooked mounting plates fastened to the wall. The hooks are on the bottom edge of the plate, and go into slots in the rear edge of the unit.
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I removed mine a long time ago. As I recall I had to remove the filters and then you will see some attachments on the back of the hood against the wall.

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Some units hand on a wall bracket as mentioned above but also have two long screws about 18 inches long that go from the front bottom of unit to the top on the wall bracket.
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Hmm. Most microhood problems with install can be remedied by:
Check your software. Is your wall compatile with your new microhood?
Check also for updates while you're at it.
Close all other appliances in the room. If your refrigerator is still running, your microhood might not install.
Use the proper utility. Using your own power screwdriver might not completely uninstall all microhood components. Use the Microhood Uninstaller which is provided with the microhood.
Reload your house. Use the "electrical power menu" to shut down all appliances in your home and restart them. Don't just pull the electrical meter, or your house will have to run Scanroom because House wasn't shut down properly.
Be sure you have a registered and legal copy of Microhood, not just a bootleg copy on a rewritable appliance from a buddy.
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Be warned: it is also possible that at some point during the uninstallation you will be instructed to reboot the Microhood then allow the Microhood Uninstaller to continue its work; BUT when you reboot the Microhood, the Microhood Uninstaller will refuse to run, leaving you with a Microhood that will neither run nor uninstall completely.
In that case, the only thing to do is reformat your Microhood, then install Microhood XPletive deleted (a Full version, not an Upgrade, because now there will be no trace of the previous version left) and hope that it works better.
-=- Alan
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I've heard that sometimes you have to reformat the entire house. Of course, all furniture and clothing and towels are lost.
I do believe you have tried to uninstall a Microhood. That was my experience entirely. I had to reform the entire house. My house formatter, SWMBO, charges plenty too.
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there's probably a sheet metal bracket of some sort still hardmounted to the wall (or some other solid thing). try sliding it in different directions (usually up works). --JD

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