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Install a Microwave without a Trim Kit


  • Can an MW24 or an MWC24 be installed without a trim kit?
  • What are the clearances needed to install an MS24, MW24, MC24 or an MWC24 without the trim kit?
  • Can a microwave be built in to a cabinet without a trim kit?
  • Install a standard or convection microwave in a built-in application without trim


If a Wolf Convection or Standard Microwave is installed in a cabinet without a trim kit, proper airflow must be provide to prevent overheating of the unit.

  • A minimum 2” gap is required on the top, rear, and both sides of the unit.
  • Failure to provide proper airflow may result in the unit not functioning properly and/or overheating.
  • The same applies for creating a custom trim around the unit.
  • Wolf does not provide specifications for this type of application
  • To ensure proper airflow when installing the MS24, MW24, MC24 or MWC24 into a built-in application, a separate trim kit needs to be purchased as a sales accessory.
  • See also, Standard or Convection Microwave in Freestanding Application.

Refer to the Wolf Design Guide for design specifications. Contact a local dealer for further sales information.


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