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Can you mount a microwave above the stove without a cabinet?

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It is possible to mount a microwave on the wall above the stove by attaching the bottom of the microwave to wall-mount accessory brackets that have adjustable support arms. Most appliance accessory stores and websites carry this type of bracket.

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When mounting a microwave above a stove, it’s important to ensure that there’s an extra electrical outlet within the range of the wall mount. After properly positioning the brackets on the wall, the installer should make sure that the support arms extend outward and the flat sections of the microwave are aligned with them. Finally, the installer drives self-tapping screws through the holes in the support arms to ensure the stability of the microwave.

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