Originally Posted by Geezer38
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.
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.