Mounting brackets are fragile and plastic support is easily broken

ApplianceWhirlpool Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Richard From San Antonio, TX

Jan 12, 2011

450 out of 619 people found this instruction helpful

Replaced the intake grille. The grille should be removed prior to cleaning. The entire part is plastic and easily broken so that the two tabs for the mounting screws are shattered and will not hold the part in place. If one attempts to clean the grille using only a moderate amount of pressure with a cloth the fragile plastic will break. The part is poorly designed. When the vent is removed to replace the charcoal filter, one may discover that the grille has already been broken in a previous cleaning operation.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Charcoal Filter

Part Number: PS1871363

In Stock

Vent Grille

Part Number: PS2361025

In Stock