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Old 08-05-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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Question -- I have in my Clipper a Sharp Microwave/Convection oven with exhaust fan and I would like to remove it to get access to the rear to reinstall my space-saver Black and Decker coffee maker.

Can anybody post or guide me to information to remove this unit? I have the bottom screws on the release tabs removed, but the unit is still not loose.

I have given up for tonight, and will give it another go in the morning.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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Sharp Carousel II Convection Microwave, R1830R

This project is getting to be more than I can handle.

The factory document specs. weight @ 74lbs. That is a tough lift for an old guy when reaching and leaning over the counter and stove top.

I have not found the installation instructions yet, but the operators manual is --
http://031d26d.namesecurehost.com/mw...0_r1831_om.pdf

Airstream did a good job on the mount for this unit. All aluminium framed.

I have removed the coach control panels located above the microwave and see that there are two mount positions at the front from the top, down thru the aluminium frame.

I think if I remove those the unit will drop down by the pivoting mount on the rear. But even with a jack, I am not going to attempt this myself. Too many things can go wrong and my back has been not too bad lately.

The current plan for this project is on hold for the time being.

I am going to reconsider my options.

Dave
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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I was able to progress on this project today after deciding my only option was to remove the microwave.

The two top screws were removed with the jack supporting the unit, and then the rear retainers were pulled, and the microwave pivots down off the rear ledge.

With the use of the jack I was able to manhandle the microwave out onto the table without any help. (might be harder to get back in?)

The Airstream line crew did a nice job on this installation. I would think they were all very keen to work on their biggest motorhome model they had produced up to this time.

It was a holiday in Canada today, so no suppliers were open for the few parts I need to finish this project. (I have all week)

Dave
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #4
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This morning was productive and its not too hot so hope to get this done today.

Made up the internal aluminium face plate with RivNuts and secured it to the inside of the upper panel with screws so that the lower assembly can be removed in the future, modified if necessary, and re-installed.

Mounted the aluminium box with vibration damper/spacers, and completed the assembly.

The unit has to be mounted to the rear AFAP and centered on the rear corner, not centered with the stove top. This allows the burner cover to be lifted as usual to protect the coffee maker from grease splatter when frying up that Canadian Bacon.

Now, I just have to eat some chocolate to build up enough energy to remount that 74 lb microwave this afternoon and project will be finished.

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:52 PM   #5
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Got this project finished in time for coffee this afternoon.

I was able, with the use of a couple jacks, to maneuver the unit back in by myself.

Biggest problem other than the weight was the power plug for the microwave is buried on the back wall of the corner cabinet. That makes for a long reach with one arm while holding 74 lbs with the other.

Now that the coffee maker is located off the counter, maybe I can talk the GW into taking her bread maker on those longer trips. (Give her something to do. )

Just a note on the B&D Coffee Maker. This is an older unit that was in good shape, and has not been used for years. I had all the mount fittings stored with it and am happy to be able to put it back into use rather than discard it. It fits the space perfectly, so I anticipate many good cups of coffee going forward. If it fails, I can modify the mount for a new model without removing the microwave next time.

I see these same coffee makers on eBay, but they are without the mounting pieces. I would not recommend anyone purchase one without all the pieces, as the unit itself is designed to be removed from the mounting brackets.

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I love the way you problem solve....wish you lived closer, as I think you can fix just about anything.
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I was able to progress on this project today after deciding my only option was to remove the microwave.

The two top screws were removed with the jack supporting the unit, and then the rear retainers were pulled, and the microwave pivots down off the rear ledge.

With the use of the jack I was able to manhandle the microwave out onto the table without any help. (might be harder to get back in?)

The Airstream line crew did a nice job on this installation. I would think they were all very keen to work on their biggest motorhome model they had produced up to this time.

It was a holiday in Canada today, so no suppliers were open for the few parts I need to finish this project. (I have all week)

Dave
Dave, thanks for the response. Your mount and mine are similar so this should help. Can you elaborate on what you meant by "the rear retainers were pulled". I assume you are referring to what you point to in the 4th picture.
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