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Whirlpool WMH31017AW 1.7 Cu. Ft. White Over-the-Range Microwave

by Whirlpool
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews) 28 answered questions

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Product Features

  • 220 CFM Vent System
  • 2-Speed Fan
  • 1,000 Watts
  • 2 Stage Cooking
  • Blue LED Display

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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameWhirlpool
Model InfoWMH31017AW
Item Weight59.2 pounds
Product Dimensions16.1 x 29.9 x 17.2 inches
Item model numberWMH31017AW
Part Number WMH31017AW
ColorWhite
Manufacturer Warranty Free 10yr Warranty on Major Components
  
Additional Information
ASINB0073YCGPI
Best Sellers Rank #184 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight59.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableFebruary 1, 2012
  
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Product Description

Whirlpool ® 1.7 cu. ft. Microwave Hood Combination with 2-Speed Fan

Easily match the amount of ventilation you need to the dish being prepared with two variable fan-speed settings. Also, this 1.7 cu. ft. capacity microwave's hidden vent offers a streamlined appearance and simplifies cleaning. With up to 1,000 watts of cooking power, Whirlpool ® microwaves offer the flexibility you need to prepare all types of food.

Model Number Variations

This model is similar to these older Whirlpool brand models:

WMH1163XVS



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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
48 of 51 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very good for the price, with some reservations February 20, 2013
I purchased and installed the WMH31017AB, the black version of this microwave. Pros: a major consumer magazine rates Whirlpool tops in reliability. At its price this is, as expected, a pretty basic microwave, but fulfills our needs. It heats well, is (in black) quite attractive, the microwave and fan are quiet, controls are convenient for basic operations. Cons: one of the installation templates is printed on the cardboard packaging, the edges of which shred when cut, making the template difficult to use accurately. The bolts supplied will not work in a deep cabinet and it took trips to four hardware stores to find longer replacements. The instructions did not include an option to hardwire the electrical connection, so I had to swallow hard and cut the cord without knowing what I'd find once I had (turned out not to be a problem). I exhausted through the wall, but there's an outlet for internal exhaust, and it opens upwards towards the ceiling. And I mean OPENS. There's no grid to keep small objects from falling into the body of the microwave from the cabinet above. This is atrocious design! I used some semi-rigid plastic screen and clear silicone sealant to protect this area. The user instructions which come with the oven are totally inadequate, and Whirlpool's website doesn't seem to have any more. Just as an example, it says to touch COOK, enter the number code of food item, enter quantiy, then touch the Start control. But there's no list of food item codes. I'd still recommend the microwave for those who are willing to deal with these issues.

Update: I contacted Whirlpool: It turns out the food item codes are behind the door. I guess I should have noticed, but it would be nice if the user instructions referenced this. As I wrote above, they are very cursory.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Think you get more if you pay more? Wrong! April 16, 2013
By Thomas
Verified Purchase
You will not get a better microwave than this, unless you are determined to add features that you will never use. Duh! I was quoted a repair bill by GE service of $450 to fix my 11 year old GE microwave. The old one popped out and the new one was in within 45 minutes. Yes, it takes two people to do it and, yes, one of the two has to have a brain, (OK, it wasn't me, it was the other guy!) but this is no big deal.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best and Biggest microwave I have ever owned. May 29, 2013
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I bought a home and needed a new above the range microwave to replace a bad one. I read reviews on several websites and decided on this one...It was one of my best buys ever !!!Fits nicely, looks great and does the best job you could ask for. When I have followed directions on TV Dinners in other microwaves, I still had to do more time to get mashed potatoes as hot as needed. Not with this baby, perfect on the stated timing. Great product and great delivery from Amazon. You must do the Amazon Prime plan. It has given me products to make my move more enjoyable and with quick delivery. What I can a Win Win
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whirlpool OTR Microwave. July 6, 2013
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I thought I had purchased a 1000 watt or higher oven, but 950 watts this one has, has done all I asked it to do and so far I am very pleased.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job June 3, 2013
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I gave it a 4 and not a 5 because on my previous microwave I was able to just push one button and now I have to usually push 3 to get the thing to do what I want. Other than that it is fine. We vented it to the outside and it was easy to install, Did not take up much cabinet space and heats well. I like that it does not have the vent grids in the front.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend with heads-up May 2, 2014
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This microwave arrived on time and well-shipped (great condition) and works like a charm. It has everything we wanted - sufficient power, turntable, adjustable heat settings and more - so the only reason it got 4 stars is two-fold: yes, the mounting instructions were easy to follow and we had no trouble putting it up, however, since we were replacing an old one, we would have ended up with a better result just going with our gut. Following the instructions, we ended up with a larger gap between the top and the cabinetry than we would have liked. Secondly, as many people reported, the user instructions are bare bones, however, thanks to Amazon customers' reviews, we were able to know how to adjust the heat settings and find the food codes mentioned (inside door). So my only real complaint is that the food codes aren't sufficient - meaning, there are none with small enough portions to sufficiently use the reheat button and such, resulting in overcooking everything, so instead, we simply adjust heat settings and guesstimate the time ourselves.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy for $ June 6, 2013
By Jim S.
Verified Purchase
Excellent microwave. Could not find a better deal for an 1100 watt microwave. Our other one was dying and old, so compared to that one this one is quiet and has easy buttons. It does stick out an inch more than out old one, but its not a problem for us.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lack of operating instructions November 17, 2013
By sak57
We purchased this model in white last month and just installed it a week ago. Easy to install and looks very nice. The downside with this is there's no operating instructions except for a few basic ones printed on the face of the unit when you open the door, and they are not adequate. I still haven't figured out how to simply thaw a 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries for my cereal in the morning - very frustrating. It DID do a very even job of reheating a casserole, but the lack of a booklet to reference is very disappointing. Once I am able to figure out how it use it more efficiently, I'm sure I will be happier with it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very nice product! I especially like the night light.
Published 14 days ago by Chris M.
4.0 out of 5 stars The template was completely wrong on where to put the ...
The template was completely wrong on where to put the screw holes on top, resulting in too many holes being drilled into the shelf above. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Matt W.
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than my old microwave in some ways, worse in others
I was torn between giving three and four stars. I bought this based on great reviews. While it's a basic unit, which is what I wanted, it seems to be lacking in a couple of... Read more
Published 4 months ago by J. Torrance
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Install
This was purchased to replace an existing over-the-range microwave. It fit perfectly in the 30 inch wide opening and I was able to do the "one person" install (not... Read more
Published 4 months ago by J. St Louis
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not fit in my space
In my kitchen there is a wall directly to the left of the microwave space. The microwave I had before, a GE, worked fine, but the Whirlpool is hinged differently so that there... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Anon.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great microwave
Fits in the standard over range hole with only a small amount of protrusion. (i.e. it sticks out further over the range than the one it replaced) Clear controls and quite... Read more
Published 6 months ago by G. Moody
5.0 out of 5 stars Saving Money always good
Great price, saved $60.00 from the big box place. Just like the one I was trying to replace. No Issues.
Published 6 months ago by skiff riff
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy
My unit arrived quickly and in good order. Took just a little time for my wife and I to mount this on the wall; the instructions were adequate for setting up the mounts etc. Read more
Published 8 months ago by S. Kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it
We bought the more expensive model of this microwave hood combination in Nov. 2011. (WMH 2175XVQ-2) It still works, however there are hairline fractures all along the front of the... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Cherri T
4.0 out of 5 stars Good space saver
I have owned this for about 5 months and enjoy it. It's nice not having a microwave on the counter taking up space. Read more
Published 14 months ago by SPARKY0210
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