Question about Microwave Ovens
I pushed in 2 minutes on the keypad last night, hit start and it made some odd noise (like a shocking noise) and then the digital keypad went dim and then went completely off. I first thing I checked was the circuit breaker and did not see any tripped. I unplugged the micro from the wall and plugged in something else and it worked just fine. I know the outlet has power. Do you know what happened to my microwave that is just over 2 yrs. old.
Probably due to a loose screw or clip connection where the wires connect to the outlet's terminals.
These must be tight, especially for high-current loads like microwave ovens.
Loose connections can lead to serious or dangerous overheating.
I would say the reason the microwave made it blow was that the microwave's outlet is probably fed by (daisy-chained with) the outlet that blew.
If so, this is not really a good idea.
A high-current load (microwave, freezer, fridge, etc.) should ideally be on its own breaker / fuse with no other items on the same power line.
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