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Old 01-22-2019, 01:08 PM   #1
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I have a 1999 Tradewinds 7320 with a failed original GE Profile microwave. If anyone has a similar coach and replaced their microwave I would like to know if the backsplash mirriors had to be removed. They appear to be stuck on with double sided foam tape and I'm afraid they will break with any attempt at removal since it is impossible to access all sides of the mirror. Also, can the upper cabinet bolts be removed and the microwave will remain held in position against the mounting plate by the two lock rods at the top. I'd also appreciate knowing of any repacement convection/microwave that mounted fairly easily in place of the original. Thanks for any advice you can share.
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Have not had to replace the microwave in our Sea Breeze but have removed the mirrors easy to accomplish. Use a Long Knife or a strip of thin metal. I have a manual for microwave and can forward or post the pages that may help you with the removal.
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No personal experience, but I have read that you can use fishing line to cut the tape. Use a length of line and saw back and forth on the tape.
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Replaced mine with another GE Profile. Cut a couple pieces 2x4 to hold up front. Removed top bolts. Could slide away from splash enough to lower. Replacement fit exhaust perfectly.
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Replaced mine with another GE Profile. Cut a couple pieces 2x4 to hold up front. Removed top bolts. Could slide away from splash enough to lower. Replacement fit exhaust perfectly.
a model number would help
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Did it a couple of years ago. Model numbers change. Measured mine. Looked up on line (think Lowe's) found same size ordered it. Had to change exhaust from top to back. Simple to do.
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hi terry
have the same micro/convect oven, ours just all of a sudden quit,if nothing works and the panel doesnt light up, it maybe one of 2 therma cut off fuse.
also there may be a schematic behind the control panel

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The weight of the microwave rests primarily on a backplate that is attached to the wall behind it. There should be two bolts that go through the cabinets above into the top of the microwave. if you remove the bolts the front of the device will drop down (be prepared to catch it) and then the rear will lift off of the backplate.
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I have a 1999 Tradewinds 7320 with a failed original GE Profile microwave. If anyone has a similar coach and replaced their microwave I would like to know if the backsplash mirriors had to be removed. They appear to be stuck on with double sided foam tape and I'm afraid they will break with any attempt at removal since it is impossible to access all sides of the mirror. Also, can the upper cabinet bolts be removed and the microwave will remain held in position against the mounting plate by the two lock rods at the top. I'd also appreciate knowing of any repacement convection/microwave that mounted fairly easily in place of the original. Thanks for any advice you can share.
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You do not need to remove the mirrors. Although fresh tile makes the whole place look modern
Remove the "floor" of the cabinet above the microwave. Support the weight of the microwave with a scissor jack or a strong friend.
Remove the 2 screws holding the micowave to the cabinet
Push the microwave slightly left to clear the mirrors.
Start to left the front of the microwave move downward.
Lift the rear of the microwave off of the "Hook" of the mounting plate attached to the wall.
Buy a new Samsung Micro/convection/broiler unit.
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Many thanks to all who replied. My wife loves the mirrors so they had to stay. Turned out the double stick tape released easily from the parts of the side mirror inaccessible by long knife. Back wall unit mounting height was important since mounting plate needed to go over existing mirror. Replaced original microwave with a Sharp R-1874.
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