How do you install a GE over the range microwave?

Who can install a microwave over the range?

An over the range microwave installation cost is $50-$100 per hour with average being $83 per hour. A homeowner can hire an electrician or a handyman to fix the microwave. A handyman will charge the labor on the lower side while an electrician will charge on the higher side.

Is it hard to install an over the range microwave?

Installing an over-the-range microwave oven is often easier than you think. If the available space is the right size—with propertly spaced adjoining cabinets and an overhead cabinet to contain the ductwork connections—then installing an over-the-range microwave requires just a few hours of work.

How much clearance do you need around a microwave?

Over the range microwaves require a minimum 66″ mounting height from floor to top of the micro. The 66″ from the floor dimension will allow approximately 13″-16″ between the cooktop and the bottom front of the microwave.

Is it OK to put a microwave in a cupboard?

You can tuck it inside your pantry, or inside one of your cupboards. Just make sure you choose a model that will fit once plugged in, and be sure to let the electrician know your plans so they can put the plug where it needs to go and make any safety accommodations needed by code.

What type of microwave goes in cabinet?

Built-in microwaves can be installed into a wall or cabinet for convenient operation. With a similar capacity to other microwave styles, the built-in design has the advantages of saving counter space and being able to be installed away from the range, allowing multiple people more space to cook together.

Where do you put a microwave in a new kitchen?

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How close can a microwave be to the stove top?

30 inches

What is the difference between a built in microwave and a countertop microwave?

Countertop microwaves are microwaves designed to be placed on the kitchen counter. On the other hand, built-in microwaves are microwaves that are neatly tucked into a cabinet or a wall.