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02 March 2012 @ 09:36 pm
microwave part 2  
So avacon happened to be getting rid of a over the range microwave, that happened to be the right size and he just happened to being going north today, so he kindly dropped it off.

The fan swap from external vent to internal was a snap.

Getting the old one down, was a brute. Those things are heavy. I had to go out and buy a drill bit and some toggle bolts and I was little worried by how many holes the wall and cabinet now has, but we got the new one in. It was almost as hard getting the new one in.

The "new" one (which is actually from 2005) has a dial control that we'll have to get used to. It's also an normal oven too, but I don't think we'll use that feature. But for less than the price of a repair guy, and a days of work and heavy lifting by both me and G, we have a microwave again.

Yay! and thank you avacon and spouse (I'm not sure I have her lj name)!


I didn't reinstall the top stainless steel plate before taking these photos:


More here

The interior bulb seems to have not survived the transportation and it's officially not user serviceable and would require taking the oven down from the wall again to get at it! Way to go GE. Yeesh. There are some people on the web who think it's possible to do with it mounted and by the user if I can just figure out the part number.
 
 
 
Binkbinkbink on March 3rd, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
By its appearance.
I like it much better. It looks like it belongs.
katybeth on March 3rd, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Whoa. I was trying to line up those pictures with what I knew of your kitchen, and it took me several minutes to realize why I couldn't. I will have to come visit your new house someday.