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How do I replace the charcoal filter in my microwave?

I own a Kitchenaid model KHMS1850SBL-1 and the charcoal filter part number is 8205146. The owner's manual says the filter is supposed to go behind the "vent grille" but there is nothing behind there that would fit the charcoal filter. The exploded diagram on the Sears Parts Direct appears to imply it goes on top of the grease filters, but there is nothing on top of them either and no apparent way to mount a charcoal filter.

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Joseph Perez
I am sorry that you are having some difficulties replacing the filter on your microwave and I will be happy to help. I did some research and I was able to find a link that will guide you with your project. I hope this helps with replacing the filter while you wait for your expert response.
by Joseph Perez Earned 50,813 community points in Appliances
December 22nd, 2012
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I know that it can be very frustrating to have issues installing new filters. The charcoal filter will be installed behind the vent grill. There is a slotted space in this section, on top of the oven. You will need to look inside the vent in order to located the filter. You should be able to see the old ones in place. Remove these and then install the new filters. I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Manage My Life
December 23rd, 2012
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Dear AnneJ

Thank you for your response. I've looked behind the vent grill again and there is no slotted space at all that I can find, let alone one that could fit the filter, unless I have to take the unit off the wall to find it. Do I need to take the unit off the wall? Attached is a picture of the space behind the vent grill, with the new filter sitting on top. The other photo is a picture of what it looks like inside there. There actually does not appear to be a path up into the vent. Could it be that I have a non-standard installation?

by Manage My Life
December 30th, 2012
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