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Old 03-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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My Sharp unit has passed on. I almost made the mistake of buying a Kenmore but luckily read the install manual and saw it required bolts through the upper cabinet. I seem to remember that Alpine switched to another manufacturer. If so, what was it ? Or, does anyone know of a unit that does not need to bolt vertically ?
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I am a kitchen cabinet installer and I probably install 75 or so over the range (OTR) a year, all makes. I have never seen one that does not require bolts through the upper cabinets. Hope this helps in your search.
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My Sharp unit has passed on. I almost made the mistake of buying a Kenmore but luckily read the install manual and saw it required bolts through the upper cabinet. I seem to remember that Alpine switched to another manufacturer. If so, what was it ? Or, does anyone know of a unit that does not need to bolt vertically ?
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Have you looked at your Sharp? Mine required bolts through the upper cabinet and I can't imagine trying to keep one in place that did not have them.
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Chris,

Have you taken your Microwave down and looked at how it was installed? That will tell you what you need and the measurements for where the holes were drilled before.

For those not familiar with Alpines, the microwave in ours (and I'm sure others) doesn't attached to an upper cabinet because there is no cabinet above it, just the top of the slide out. I'm assuming that there is blocking above the microwave so that screws can be used. The previous owner replaced the microwave/connvection oven in ours with a Dometic one.

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Some brands of MWs hang exclusively from a mounting plate on the back wall--no top bolts; while others use long bolts angled thru the top. Cant say which is which by mw brand in the Alpines.....
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Thank you all-After three days on-line I was able to find a new Sharp 1880 Microwave/convection oven. For your edification, Bigstonebay this model Sharp as well as the 1870-71-72-73 and 74 all mount to the back wall with no overhead bolts as barbaraok and Old Scout detailed.
Now Mr. Bill Adams. If you had an Alpline instead of a Prevost you would find the ride so smooth that ....
As an aside to everyone, when Debi was searching on her computer she found a Sharp 1880ls on ebay for $300. At the same time, I found a 1872 at an online store in New Jersey. We just picked up and installed the ebay item a few minutes ago. Works great. The 1872 from New Jersey will be delivered in 7 days. It's always good to have a backup.
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Thank you all-After three days on-line I was able to find a new Sharp 1880 Microwave/convection oven. For your edification, Bigstonebay this model Sharp as well as the 1870-71-72-73 and 74 all mount to the back wall with no overhead bolts as barbaraok and Old Scout detailed.
Now Mr. Bill Adams. If you had an Alpline instead of a Prevost you would find the ride so smooth that ....
As an aside to everyone, when Debi was searching on her computer she found a Sharp 1880ls on ebay for $300. At the same time, I found a 1872 at an online store in New Jersey. We just picked up and installed the ebay item a few minutes ago. Works great. The 1872 from New Jersey will be delivered in 7 days. It's always good to have a backup.
Thanks for the info. In all the years I've done this I haven't seen one. It's always a great day when you learn something new. I will have to check it out, might come in handy for some designs. Thanks
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Woops:!!! Debi found the new, in the box, 1880 ls on Craigs List, not e-Bay. I'm not sure why she wanted this correction made. But ok honey.
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