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JVM3160DF8W - Where to Acquire Mounting/Drilling Template for GE Over-the Range Microwave Oven?


Premium Member
Apr 10, 2021
Model Number
Less than 1 year
We just acquired a new GE model JVM3160DF8WW Over the Range microwave oven from a relative who is remodeling. Our 20yr old over the range unit just crapped out again after I installed a new magnetron 18 months ago---
This new oven is great, but the mounting holes are different and it would be quite a task getting the new holes drilled correctly without the assistance of a template.

Where does one go to get the installation template for drilling holes in the cabinet?

Thanks in advance!
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I got:

Pm template​

Part #31-7000096
The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

Pm template​

Part #31-7000098
The manufacturer no longer makes this part, and there's no substitute part

You could try asking GE to see if they still have a copy.

jeff sr.
Just wondered if you could cut a piece of paper the size of the microwave and trace out your own templates!?

jeff sr.
Thank you. I spoke to several staff at the numbers provided. They all said this is an "answer center" issue and directed me.......Where I was then told to go to the website and then discovered, as you said, the part is no longer available...
Kind of unbelievable. This oven is a relatively new model, mfg date 1/2022. I will have to try my hand at template-making...
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Hello Dan O.
Any chance you could provide a similar link to the template for the GE Advantium PSA2200RWW-02 (S/N VV300025K Manuf. 2011)?
I have not been able to find any part number or reference to the template on the GE site or otherwise.
Many thanks,
Advantium PSA2201 Installation additional parts.jpg

Advantium PSA2201 Installation TOP CABINET TEMPLATE in installations instructions.jpg
GE Advantium PSA2200RWW-02

I think I might at least have been able to locate their part numbers.


You can try specifically asking GE for them?

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