Model #8503 IBM Business System Centers

  • System Unit (8530) - Exterior
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  • System Unit (8530) - Interior
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  • 3.5-inch 720kb Diskette Drive
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  • 3.5-inch Fixed Disk Drive
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  • Internal Options And Adapters
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  • Monochrome Display (8503)
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  • Color Display (8512)
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  • Color Display (8513)
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  • Keyboard (101/102 Key)
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  • Keybutton Kits (101/102 Key)
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  • Power Cords
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  • Miscellaneous
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Question and Answers

Q:

Over-the-range microwave model #8503

A:

Thank you for your question on the template for mounting the microwave.

If I understand you correctly the paper template does not have A B or C on the paper to indicate cutting lines for the template to fit under the upper cabinet.

I usually take and place the template onto the top of the microwave and align the holes to the mount to the upper bracket.

I take the screws that mounts the microwave up onto the cabinet and carefully align and cut the holes in the paper and thread the bolts through the holes into the top of the microwave a couple of turns to hold the paper in place.

Then I carefully with out ripping the paper center the template on the microwave and fold over the paper over flush with the back of the microwave.

Then I take it off the microwave and tape it centered to the under side of the upper cabinet and drill from the underside for the front support screws holes.

If the underside of the upper cabinet has a recessed area it makes it a little more difficult to mount the paper template to the underside of the cabinet.

I have found that if you mark the center line on the wall of the area you can butt the center line of the upper template to make sure you have it centered in the mounting area.

It really helps to have some help in doing this if the range is still in place below. After I have the top template in place I will use a tape to go from the back wall to the paper template hole and then measure from the back of the microwave with the back mounting plate on the back of the microwave to make sure the distance to the front mounting holes are the same before you drill the holes in the upper cabinet.

Basically you are trying to center the template in the opening on the center line against the back so when you drill the holes in the upper cabinet for the front mount the holes will align with the microwave mounting nuts in the top of the cabinet.

You will then need to mount the back template to the wall and locate the areas that you can put the mounting screws into the wall and hopefully you will hit at least one wall stud with the mounting plate and use the molly bolts in the other area's.

I hope this was not too confusing. It’s not as difficult as it sounds.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
December 05, 2011
Q:

8503 Microhood duct squeaking LOUDLY

A:

Thank you for your question on the noisy vent for the micro-hood.

This is a common problem with micro-hoods that are attached to an outside vent during windy conditions.

I believe what you are hearing is the vent flapper on the outside vent on the roof as the wind will move the damper door open and closed.

The one on the micro-hood is only about 2 1/2 inches by 8 inches and is a very thin piece of aluminum. When it happens to our micro-hood it is a light tinny sound.

You would have to pull the micro-hood off the wall and remove the thin draft damper to stop that problem and then you may get added down draft and heat or cooling loss with it removed. This vent would not make a very load sound.

If you have access to the attic you could go up there when it is windy and you may be able to isolate where it is coming from.

If you have other vent fans for the bathroom ceiling vents, it could also be one of those.

We also have this problem on occasion, but ours vent goes out the back wall of the house upstairs, and it only makes noise when we get a strong north wind. It can be quite loud at times, as it will wake up my light sleeping wife.

I am not sure what can be done with the outside vent.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
March 09, 2012
Q:

installing kenmore microhood model 8503

A:

I am not aware of any current models of microwave that do not use a rear wall bracket. That rear wall bracket is needed for support and to provide stability to the microwave. You may be able to securely attach that mounting plate to the tile using an alternate method than the one described in that manual. I recommend that you discuss that issue with the contractor that is installing the tile. You may also be able to have the contractor extend the tile only up to a certain height so that the microwave can be properly installed using that rear wall mounting bracket. Here is a link for the installation guide for that Kenmore model 8503 in case you need it: Installation Instructions for Kenmore Microwave 721.8503 .

I hope that this information helps. If you need further assistance, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 28, 2012