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Posted: 06/17/19 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My microwave bit the dust. Trailer is a 2002 Gulfstream. Old microwave was a Samsung MR5493G. Dimensions are 20 1/4” high by 14” wide and 14” deep.

The trim plate is 23” wide x 17” high.

Cabinet has a 21 1/4” x 15” opening and is 16” deep.

I can’t find anything with similar dimensions. Have checked Lowe’s and Home Depot. Amazon and eBay. Camping world. And a general google search.

Does anyone else have a possible source?


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Posted: 06/17/19 09:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When the original Sharp microwave in our coach died, I went to Walmart with a tape measure and found a Hamilton Beach oven that was a perfect fit for the ventilated trim plate opening. The only mods required were small shims for the feet and minor reshaping of the trim attaching straps. If needed, I could have easily modified the trim plate for a larger unit within the limits of the cabinet opening. Keep looking, but don't be limited by the trim opening.


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Posted: 06/17/19 09:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When mine bit the dust I picked one up at Wal-Mart it was slightly smaller which was good as the vents are on the side not the front. Has already out lasted the original.

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Posted: 06/17/19 01:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hope my old microwave ( ‘94 ) keeps working. I love that has only 2 dials, I don’t have to put on glasses to read all the buttons on a new one.

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Posted: 06/17/19 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a MR4381G similar dimensions and I’m going to switch to a small .8 cf inverter microwave since I boondock a lot. Only Panasonic and LG have small enough models to fit.

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Posted: 06/17/19 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok, first the microwave you had was identical in every way to one sold for home use. So shop best buy et-al.

Second. Depending on the venting in the microwave cabinet you may need to have a HEVAC shop bend some sheet metal and attach it so the hot exhaust gasses go where they need to go.

You can also build a new "Face plate" or use filler's to fill it in.

Or .. I just set it aside and do not use it.


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Posted: 06/17/19 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had the same problem in the house. We just decided not to use a microwave. I never use the one in the trailer either.

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