Things You'll Need
Wear back braces to help prevent injury when lifting.
GE manufactures a number of popular kitchen appliances, including their line of built-in, space-saving microwave ovens. The ovens are installed in brackets over your countertop or cooktop, saving valuable space. The brackets are screwed into the wall and kitchen cabinets, providing a sturdy holding place. The microwave is then secured to the cabinet above by two retaining screws. Removing a GE built-in microwave oven requires the use of an assistant. The ovens are heavy and removing one by yourself could result in an injury or accident.
Unplug the oven from the wall. Depending on your installation, the outlet might be hidden in the cabinet above the GE built-in microwave oven.
Open up the cabinet above where the microwave oven is installed. Have an assistant hold the oven by the bottom.
Locate the two screws holding the microwave in place on the bottom panel of the cabinet. Loosen these screws. Ensure that your assistant has a grip on the microwave, then remove the screws entirely.
Slowly lower the microwave until it is at a 45-degree angle.
Gently lift the back of the microwave off the rear bracket holding it in position. Pull the electric cord through the hole in the bottom of the cabinet.
Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.