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FIXED R-1514 Helped for vent out back for Horizontal thru wall to outside, no flap.


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Aug 11, 2013
North Carolina
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I have a new Sharp R-1514, want to install vent for Horizontal through the wall.
I've rotated the fans to go out the back. The issue is the metal plate that was holding down
the fans seem to be designed for Vertical install only.
There is no flap to go over the back for the outside vent to go around.

The photo shows that install for the vert, but this can't be used for horizontal! You lose the plate which secures fans for one thing.


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Your picture is too close. Take a few more and post them here and I'll tell you how to do it. You're missing something and I can't what it is yet.
Here's full back, the Fan Cover Bracket, can't simply be flipped to back, first it would leave the fans unsecured, second, holes for screws would need to drilled thru back of microwave, third ; the Fan Cover Bracket would need the angle cut off to lay flat against the back. And I will need to used the Fan Cover Bracket as a template to create a new Fan Cover Bracket so fans are secured. PS: Many thanks for responding!


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OK, Separate the vent damper from the rear stay. When you do you'll see two holes on each side of the vent damper. Install the vent damper in the vent and secure it with two screws. Install the rear stay on top the machine again. When you install the microwave the two rear vent holes in the machine will press up against the vent damper.

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