Archive for April 2016

Install Your Wall Oven

It may seem like a daunting task, but even an idiot can install a wall oven with proper use of the internet. Here is an article to teach you how to install a wall oven.

install oven2Wall ovens are usually designed to fit within a limited number of cabinet dimensions, so the first thing you need to do is measure the cabinet opening and compare it with the oven dimensions available to you. Oven dimensions should be documented on boxes at major appliance retail chains and on the internet. If you need to enlarge the opening for your dream oven, you’re going to be much happier knowing that going into the procedure (so you can be prepared before installation) than being surprised by the unforeseen complication and potentially going without an oven until you can make the proper adjustment.

Once your dimensions are all lined up properly, you can make your way through the following steps one by one and before you know it, your oven will be installed and your mom will be impressed.

First, turn off the circuit breaker that supplies electricity to your oven. You may even want to put some tape over the circuit breaker to prevent it from being accidentally turned on, just in case another house member some how gets it in their head to flip that particular switch or your dog likes to chew on your circuit breaker.

Now you’re ready to remove the doors of your old oven, followed by removing the anchoring screws that keep the oven in place. At this point you should be able to slide or lift your oven out of its space. If you’re not a big heavy lifter or if the oven is awkwardly large for you to maneuver with, you may want to get some help with this part of the procedure.

oven installOnce the oven is removed, cut the electrical wires going to the old oven and look for an electric junction box in the back of the cabinet. In some homes the box is inside the wall, in which case you’ll have to break through the dry wall in order to access it.

Measure the dimensions of the cabinet opening and make sure that, like I stated earlier, those dimensions are going to work with the dimensions listed for your new oven. If the required opening is larger than the opening that’s been left for it, divide the difference by two and then mark and cut half that number from each side of the opening in order to make adequate room for the new hardware.

Place the new oven near the cabinet so that you can attach the armored cable to the electrical junction box but not so that the cabinet is in its final resting place. Attach a right angle clamp to the cable and twist each house wire and corresponding oven-cable wire together, securing the wires with a wire nut. This is not a good step to be sloppy with; you want to make sure you’re not doing this again or starting any fires at home.