The one we installed in our previous house (Kenmore, perhaps made by
Whirlpool) hung on the wall but had to be attached to the cabinet above
as well. The GE in our present house is attached to the cabinet above as
well, but since we don't have the installation instructions for it (it
was here when we moved in), I don't know whether that was a requirement
-- but I suspect so.
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The bracket that attaches to the wall takes the brunt of the weight but you
need the cabinet or shelf attachment to keep the microwave from tilting
forward and falling off the wall bracket. You'll also need a 110v wall
outlet above the microwave to provide power. All of the microwave hoods
come with the ability to be either ventless using a charcoal filter or
vented outside using piping.
the cabinet supports the unit...the wall bracket is for holding the bulk of the
wieght, but it can't hold the wieght that is at the front...without a cabinet
above it would very quickly pull from the wall and fall....there used to
be(once upon a time) a bracket that had supports under the unit for mounting
without a cabinet above...haven't seen one in years...
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Not normally. Most of the weight is held by the cabinet above.
Mounting plate goes o nthe back wall and the top of the OTR is bolted
to the cabinet above.....maybe a good strong shelf could be used.
How to install a common over the range microwave
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