February 22, 2013
Thank you for considering the GE Spacemaker Over-the-Range microwave model # JVM1740SPSS.
Yes, this model would make a great replacement. Over the years, the cosmetics have changed and many new feature/options are available.
There are many current model microwaves that will fit into a 30" wide installation space. The model numbers will begin with the letters CVM, PVM, PNM, JVM1, JVM2 , or JNM.
Model JVM1420BB - Overall Height 16-15/32
Model JVM1740SP - Overall Height 16.5
The front of the microwave is curved, but the back at the wall is a straight line. There should not be any problem unless you have a back spalsh of tile that may need to be considered.
None of the installation kits are totally interchangeable. You must use the new mounting system and hardware that comes with the specific microwave. There are vent duct, cord cut-out location and mounting screw location changes for these models.
I hope this helps!
Donna with GE
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