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If you are shopping for some new kitchen appliances, you may wonder how to remove a built-in microwave. Even the best microwaves need to be replaced eventually, after all, and built-in models tend to be somewhat complicated to both install and remove. Keep reading to learn about the uninstallation process for built-in microwave ovens.
Tools Needed: Screwdriver, work gloves
Installing and removing a built-in microwave oven is somewhat complicated, operating in stark contrast to countertop microwaves. For instance, for countertop microwave models you may just have to learn how to build a microwave cart or even just how to place it on a kitchen counter. For built-in microwave ovens, you will have to deal with tools, electrical supplies, and more.
For more great how-to guides, check out these topics: how to mount a microwave on a wall, how to uninstall a microwave, and how to dispose of an old microwave.
Microwaves can be heavy, particularly built-in models, so be sure to have another person or two on hand for lifting and removal.
Once everything has been disconnected, you should be able to simply tilt the microwave forward and slide it out from the mounts.
If you are moving the microwave somewhere, be sure to learn how to clean a microwave with bleach or another cleaning agent before reinstalling it.
How to remove the trim from a Bosch built-in microwave?
To remove the trim piece from a particular Bosch microwave, check the installation manuals that accompanied the unit.
Repair or replace a microwave oven?
Microwaves can be difficult appliances to repair, so replacement may be the best option in many cases.
Replace microwave oven light?
Check the installation manuals for information on how to remove your microwave oven light, as the process will differ depending on the make and model.
STAT: Japan’s Sharp Corporation began manufacturing microwave ovens in 1961. Between 1964 and 1966, Sharp introduced the first microwave oven with a turntable, an alternative means to promote more even heating of food. (source)