Most over-the-range microwaves have the fan underneath to ventilate the steam and smoke that comes off of your cooking from the stove. It can become quite an inconvenience when you don’t have that and your kitchen is suddenly filling with smoke. But why isn’t it venting properly?
The most leading cause is the air filter not working correctly. The microwave air filter is on the bottom of the over-the-range microwave and sucks up the steam and smoke from the cooking. It is brought to the outside of the house through a vent.
How do I replace a microwave filter?
- Make sure to first UNPLUG your microwave to avoid shock or electrocution.
- Unscrew the mounting screws at the top.
- Open the microwave door
- Slide the grill to the left and pull out
- Take out old filter
- Replace with new filter
- Put the grill back in and slide to the right to lock into place
- Shut the microwave door
- Screw the mounting screws back in
- Plug in your microwave and run a test run.
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