I purchased part# 51001041 from you and need some advice installing it. Also this microwave is in a RV. My primary, basic question is can this part be installed from the front without removing the microwave from it's frame. I have tried this with no success but sometimes there are little tricks one must know. Any help will be appreciated.
Answer Hello Randy,
Whether you can do this with the unit in the installed state is dependent on whether you can access the screws along the front top edge that retains the air grille. If you can, then the air grill should be removed. At this point you will see a single centered above the control panel. When it is removed, you will be able to lift the control panel up and off. It will still be connected by the wiring which you should take multiple pictures of from several directions to aid in the re-connection. You will then be able to access the door release button at the bottom of this opening.