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Old 05-23-2023, 03:31 PM   #1
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Magic Chef Microwave Mounting Screws access

I have a Georgetown 351DS with a Magic Chef Microwave that stopped working. The front mounting screws are inaccessible and under the cabinet.
I have tried to contact FR but they are impossible to reach or get a call back.
I would like to remove top panel to see if there is a fuse and also to replace the charcoal filter. Anyone know how to get in there?? The front mounting screws are inaccessible and do not show on the inside of the cabinet. Does the cabinet above have a false bottom and can it be removed to access the screws?? My Magic Chef model MCO160UBF stopped working and trying to open up to see if there is a fuse but I cannot access top screws. Any knowledge or help you all could share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Old 05-23-2023, 06:11 PM   #2
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Most if not all over-the-range microwaves use a wall bracket and bolts coming down from the top. The rear of the microwave is set in the bracket and pivoted upwards. Then the bolts go in from the cabinet above. So there must be a false bottom. "must"...

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Old 05-24-2023, 05:41 AM   #3
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Most if not all over-the-range microwaves use a wall bracket and bolts coming down from the top. The rear of the microwave is set in the bracket and pivoted upwards. Then the bolts go in from the cabinet above. So there must be a false bottom. "must"...

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I agree there has to be front mounts. The rear pivot hinges are visable but the front mounting screws are invisable. I was thinking it's a Magic Chef, so maybe it's held up by magic. lol
Thank you for your help.
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Old 05-24-2023, 06:07 AM   #4
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Search in the Georgetown section of the forum for "Magic Chef Microwave Starts On Its Own". In the thread I posted pictures of how I accessed the two screws holding up the front of our Magic Chef.

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Old 05-25-2023, 04:22 PM   #5
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Update

Update, yes, there was a false bottom covering mounting screws. I removed and dropped oven. The internal fuse was blown. However, when I replaced and turned microwave on, it immediately blew again. Apparently more wrong with oven than I anticipated. Either capacitor or door sensors or something more. Looks like a replacement in my future if I want popcorn. Now to find one that fits on existing hinges. Thanks for all your post!!
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Old 05-26-2023, 09:04 PM   #6
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If you haven't already, check out this post I did a year ago. My Magic Chef died on me, and I had a heck of a time figuring-out how to get it out, and how to troubleshoot. Tried to capture most of it in the post & video https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ml#post2766471
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