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How to Remove a KitchenAid Microwave From Wall Mount

The KitchenAid corporation manufactures and markets numerous wall-mounted microwave cooking appliances. Installation and removal are designed to be accessible by homeowners, but are often handled by professional tradespeople, particularly when the units are hard wired into the electrical system. Wall mounted, full size microwaves can be unwieldy maneuver and heavy to lift or hold in place, so working with a partner is essential for a safe and easy removal from the wall mounts.

Wall-mounted microwaves are space saving designs in the kitchen.

Disconnect all power flowing to the microwave at the fuse box or breaker.

Unfasten the two screws on the face of the microwave mounting rails and set the screws aside in a safe location.

Slide the microwave unit partially out of the cabinet cavity toward you. Have a partner hold the cantilevered front of the microwave steady while you access the rear of the unit.

Loosen the screw on the mounting box that connects the electrical wire to the power supply. Unscrew or remove each wire from the box. Alternatively, simply pull the three prong plug from the outlet behind the microwave unit, depending on the installation method.

Pull the power cord or conduit and wires attached to the microwave gently from the cabinet.

Slide the microwave forward and out of the cavity in a level plane, working with your partner, so as not to ding the microwave or the surrounding cabinetry.

Set the microwave on a flat, stable surface out of the way where it cannot be damaged. Tape the two mounting screws to the outside of the microwave so they will not be lost.

Things You Will Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver or drill with Phillips-head bit

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