Microwave began making strange noise today. How can I troubleshoot to see what's causing it. It appears that when backsplash was installed, they must have covered up a lip on the microwave or something, because even when I remove all screws in upper cabinet above the microwave, I can't pull the microwave out. Am I going to be able to repair it without being able to remove it?
Answer Phillip, This ought to help you out.: Grille Removal The top full-width grille is removable for service to some components, such as: humidity sensor, oven light, door removal, flame sensor, vent motor capacitor, fuse, control panel, and stirrer motor (some models). Grille Removal
1. Disconnect power to oven. 2. Remove (two) screws located in front on top of microwave securing grille. 3. Pull outward on the top portion of the grille releasing the tabs. 4. Reassemble in reverse order. Once the grille is removed, loosen and remove the two mounting screws that enter the top cabinet through the bottom of the cabinet, very large flat phillips head screws. ( you may want to have an assistant hold the microwave up while removing the screws. Allow the top of the microwave to pivot down slowly, Then push or lift up on the bottom of the rear panel, to disengage the microwave from the mounting plate tabs holding the microwave the the wall mount panel assembly and slide the microwave out and away from the cabinet. In a lot of cases the cabinet may have expanded and you may need to slightly force the microwave down. Once you have it down and out of the cabinet, Remove screws securing air duct to outer case.
Remove screws securing outer case to chassis. Remove screws securing vent plate to outer case. Remove screw securing power cord cover to outer case and remove power cord cover (if equipped). Slide outer case towards the rear of the unit, guide power cord though outer case power cord hole. Place outer case in a safe location. Reassemble in reverse order. Good Luck and Thanks