under counter microwave

How to install under counter microwave?

Living in a small house doesn’t mean that you have to do without all of the things you need to live comfortably.  Today, an under-counter microwave not only saves space in your kitchen, it can also add to your kitchen design.   For those who live in a small apartment or studio, this under-counter microwave will be a great help in managing your small-sized kitchen. But how do you install one?under counter microwave cabinet

To begin with, make sure you have all of the tools you’ll need for this task. You will need a pencil, tape measure, drill with 3/16 and 3/8 inch bits, a screwdriver, mounting kit and, of course, the one and only microwave.

The first step is to attach the template to the cabinet. Mark the center of your installation area using a tape measure. After that, align the center of your microwave template with the one you’ve marked. Then, tape the cabinet template to the underside of your kitchen’s cabinet.

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Next, secure the mounting plate. Mark the four holes at the corners, then mark one of the bottom holes that align with a wall stud. Make sure that the mounting plate is secured into at least one stud. Use a 3/16 inch bit for lag screws or 3/8 inch bit for toggle screws. Hold the mounting plate against the back wall, aligning it with the center line, and secure the plate to the wall..

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The final and most important step is installing the microwave. Drill 3/8 inch holes where indicated in the under-cabinet template, and bore a 2 inch hole where instructed for the power-supply cord. Then, lift the microwave oven, hang it on the support tabs at the bottom of the mounting plate and feed the power cord through the hole. Finally, tighten screws in the upper cabinet holes until the gap between the microwave and cabinet is closed.

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