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    Is this microwave self venting or does it have to be vented to the outside?   (5 Answers)

    By Anonymous October 5, 2012.

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      Both, it is set up to vent into the home but it came with the stuff to change it over to exterior venting if needed.

      By hirolln November 2, 2012.

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      Is this unit vented out of the house?   (4 Answers)

      By fether4 October 10, 2012.

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        Dear Valued Customer: Thank you for your inquiry regarding Whirlpool microwave hood combination model WMH31017AS. This model is manufactured for recirculation that does not require outside venting. However, venting outside is optional with this unit as well. Thank you again for your inquiry. We appreciate and value your business!

        By TeamWhirlpool October 11, 2012.

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      does this have the night lite option?   (7 Answers)

      By Anonymous December 9, 2012.

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        Yes it does

        By whirlpool4 August 23, 2013.

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        Does this unit require additional mounting hardware or exhaust vent adapters?   (8 Answers)

        skuId=4923664 Microwave / Over the Range..

        By JM February 25, 2013.

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          No extra hardware was needed. Took about 30 mins. to install over the range.

          By kelvin May 5, 2014.

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          What does Best Buy charge to install this microwave? Two questions   (8 Answers)

          I have an exisiting microwave that needs to be removed and this new one to be put into the same space. First, what does installation cost? Second, do I need to buy anything besides what is in the microwave box to complete the installation? In other words, does everything I need to install the microwave come in the box?

          By Irene May 22, 2013.

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            This item should cost $139.99 for standard installation before taxes to install. To set up an appointment you can call Geek Squad at: 1-800-433-5778 or you can schedule an appointment here: http://bit.ly/121QdxN

            By ToryBBY May 23, 2013.

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          Can this model instead be installed under a cabinet?   (3 Answers)

          By Anonymous January 12, 2013.

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            I would think that it would be able to be installed uner a cabinet I would have to see a picture . this microwave is very versatile i use mine as a countertop and I love it.When I asked several sales people at various stores could it be used a a countertop they said no ,well i brought it anyway and I am so glad that I did because it can be used as a countertop and i bet it can be used under a cabinet as well

            By MissRegine April 22, 2013.

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            What are the dimensions of the this microwave?   (2 Answers)

            By Anonymous January 1, 2015.

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              The dimensions are: 17-1/4" H x 29-15/16" W x 16-1/8" D.

              By CommunityAnswer January 1, 2015.

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              How ?quiet is the fan on the high setting (in sones)?   (3 Answers)

              By Anonymous November 30, 2013.

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                Dear Valued Customer: Thank you for your inquiry regarding Whirlpool microwave hood combination model WMH31017AS. This model operates the fan on high at approximately 8 sones. Thank you again for your inquiry. We appreciate and value your business!

                By TeamWhirlpool December 3, 2013.

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              How far above the stove top does the range need to be - minimump   (2 Answers)

              We currently don't have an over the stove microwave

              By sheryl July 16, 2012.

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                Hello, Sheryl! We recommend that the top of the over-the-range microwave, or the bottom of your cabinets, be approximately 30" above the surface of your range. Please see the diagram on page 3 of the Installation Instructions below for more specific information. http://bit.ly/PIP2v2 Thank you for your interest in a Whirlpool microwave!

                By TeamWhirlpool July 19, 2012.

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              is there an over the range microwave with the vent in front vs the top?   (3 Answers)

              By Anonymous January 8, 2015.

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                Older units used to have the venting visible on the front grill. They changed that so smoke and greasy air wouldn't blow in your face, plus it looks nicer. Most newer units now divert the air flow up past the doors above the unit, if the motor is set for "recirculating" the air from the bottom filters through a charcoal filter. If you need the air flow to escape through the ceiling or the back wall, most motors are very easily turned simply by taking off the vent cover plate, pull the motor out and turn in the direction you need, then replace holding plate and screws. No electrical knowledge needed to do this. Basically all these microwaves have 3 vent directions, backwards, upwards, and forwards. The forward does not need a damper kit or vent pipe. The other two do and you may need an installer to hook it up properly. Hope this info helps. I'm a private kitchen remodeler and hang these units all the time.

                By dsr64 September 17, 2015.

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