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Old 11-02-2019, 08:27 AM   #1
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05 KS Replacing Microwave

Owners of 05 Kountry Star please help.

Need to replace the microwave. The original was installed with 4 screws (two on each side) going in horizontally into the wood side panels. Top left and right. Due to the design of the coach it is not possible to come down from the top with bolts like the newer microwaves. Bracket in the back holding the rear of the unit, like all microwaves.

If you have replaced your microwave, please respond with how the front of the unit is held up.
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PS: Newmar CS tried to help but none of those young folks know how an 05 KSDP was built.
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What microwave do you have? If it is a Sharp R-1870, here is a video that will help.

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Owners of 05 Kountry Star please help.

Need to replace the microwave. The original was installed with 4 screws (two on each side) going in horizontally into the wood side panels. Top left and right. Due to the design of the coach it is not possible to come down from the top with bolts like the newer microwaves. Bracket in the back holding the rear of the unit, like all microwaves.

If you have replaced your microwave, please respond with how the front of the unit is held up.
thanks


PS: Newmar CS tried to help but none of those young folks know how an 05 KSDP was built.


Hi Gary. I donít have the same year coach but just replaced my Whirlpool with a GE Advantium. My installation didnít have the bolts from the top either but Newmar installed it by running screws through the metal frame of the micro into wood behind the cabinet face frame. This is done with the plastic vent off that is at the top front of the microwave.
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Gary this has been covered before because of your different mounting problem especially on kitchen slides or different kitchen slide cabinets.
The first thread seems to possibly have what your looking for, has different methods.
All the pictures are my mod's I had in my coach never new I was so important.
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New micro wave on order. Will let everyone know how it goes.
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Owners of 05 Kountry Star please help.

Need to replace the microwave. The original was installed with 4 screws (two on each side) going in horizontally into the wood side panels. Top left and right. Due to the design of the coach it is not possible to come down from the top with bolts like the newer microwaves. Bracket in the back holding the rear of the unit, like all microwaves.

If you have replaced your microwave, please respond with how the front of the unit is held up.
thanks


PS: Newmar CS tried to help but none of those young folks know how an 05 KSDP was built.


On my 08 , there is a flip up door about 8Ē tall. Holds my wine glasses. There were screws going down into the top of the microwave. I had to pry out the carpeted panel on the bottom of that cupboard to get access to them. 3rd pic shows carpeted trim panel I had to pry up to get access to screws.Click image for larger version

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P.s. donít buy a pos microwave like my new one!
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New micro wave on order. Will let everyone know how it goes.


Love to hear results. We would love to use convection but ours, like many others , wonít heat up past 275! Even after 1 hr preheat!
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As promised, the front of the microwave is held up by the screws that came with the microwave + 4 purchased myself. The unit is a GE Cafť unit. Two screw on the right and one on the left. Used the factory bolts and holes.

I took the wood the was previously the top of the microwave was butted up against, turned it 90 degrees. Drilled 3 holes for the factory provided screws. Fastened the wood to the top of the microwave with the factory provided bolts. Made sure the wood was centered left/right so it would slip right back into the hole it came out of. Measured and predrilled for screws to go into the end of the wood and hold the unit up.

Screws holding microwave up - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery shows the three screw tops (one on left and two on right), go through the wood and into pre threaded holes in the micro wave.

Showing_Side_Screws - iRV2.com RV Photo Gallery shows two screws drilled through the wall and into the end of the wood shown in the previous photo. These are for the right hand side. There are two more screws on the left side.
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So that’s what that space above the MW looks like. Gary, I may have missed it, but how did you remove that false door (for lack of a better term) above the MW?
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Hi USMCRET,
The wood is held on with way too much two way tape. Used a 6" wide spatula and shims to pry the wood away from the two way tape. Gently as to not mark the wood. Would go a bit, insert more shims and wait. The tape will eventually give way. Then used Goo Gone to get the residue off. That is not all. There is a large backer board that is screwed into the slide. This must also be removed to get to a clean opening you see in the photo. More Goo Gone. This is the board the finish board was two way taped to.
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The wood is held on with way too much two way tape. Used a 6" wide spatula and shims to pry the wood away from the two way tape. Gently as to not mark the wood. Would go a bit, insert more shims and wait. The tape will eventually give way. Then used Goo Gone to get the residue off. That is not all. There is a large backer board that is screwed into the slide. This must also be removed to get to a clean opening you see in the photo. More Goo Gone. This is the board the finish board was two way taped to.
Perfect. Thank you. I feel this project may be in my near future.
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Have to file away for future reference.
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Please update us on the convection function when you get around to using it.
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