Who do I need to vent my microwave outside through exterior wall?

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  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 22, 2018
    No???? Microwaves do not need venting. Just some air space around the back.

  • Ray Porter Ray Porter on Mar 22, 2018
    That is unless you use it to vent your stove. You do not necessarily have to vent it outsid. Newer micro wave ovens will vent right back into the house.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 22, 2018
    MIcrowave ovens do not need to be vented. That's why they are portable. If it is above your stove, there should be a separate vent for the stove.

  • H.Kaj H.Kaj on Mar 23, 2018
    A microwave doesn't need venting. The recommended space around a microwave can vary by as much as 10cm, depending on the brand so check the installation instructions before you buy if it has to fit in a tight space

  • Cindy Cindy on Mar 23, 2018
    Nobody...microwaves are not vented....

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Mar 23, 2018
    The microwave doesn't need to be vented but you may want to vent the exhaust fan under the microwave that is the exhaust for your cooktop. That seriously needs to be vented, to rid your house of moisture, heat, and odors. Newer ones can use charcoal filters but all that handles is smell, the least damaging items. We used a contractor to do ours because he does all our repairs. We already had the exhaust vents that were in the perfect spot! Talk to a plumber, electrician, or contractor and get recommendations as far as it being appropriate work for their specialty.