How to Remove a GE Spacemaker Microwave

GE (General Electric) is an American company that makes large and small kitchen appliances. Microwave ovens are found is most modern kitchens, but stand-alone units may take up valuable counter top space. A GE Spacemaker over-the-range microwave oven solves that dilemma by mounting over the stove cook top. This type of installation is also aesthetically pleasing since it makes the microwave look like a built-in appliance, rather than something that clutters your kitchen workspace. The over-the-range microwave may need to be removed for repair or replacement.


Step 1

Open the cabinet door above the microwave. Remove the heat-proof tape that secures the duct-work to the top of the microwave and discard it. Lift the duct work straight up from the top of the microwave and push it to the side. Unplug the microwave's power cord inside the cabinet.

Step 2

Have a helper push lightly on the front of the microwave to keep it from rotating down once the mounting screws have been removed.

Step 3

Locate the two microwave mounting screws in the bottom of the cabinet above the microwave. Remove the screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 4

Have the helper release pressure slightly on the front of the oven so that it rotates away from the upper cabinet. Have your helper assist you in grasping the oven from underneath on both sides.

Step 5

Lift the oven evenly on both sides to disengage it from the wall mounting plate. Carry the oven away from the wall, being careful to fish the power cord out of the hole in the bottom of the upper cabinet.

Thomas West

Thomas West has been writing professionally since 2002. He earned his M.A. in English at Syracuse University, where he is also pursuing his Ph.D.