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When new microwave is turned on, the lights in the kitchen dim.

Just brought a 1000w microwave and everytime it is turned on the lights in the kitchen area and small dining area dim. After the microwave goes off, the lights become bright once again. What might be the problem?

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    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Does your microwave have its own designated circuit, or is it tied in with your lighting? If so, you may have some improper loading going on, which will cause lights to dim as the microwave consumes power while running.

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Sounds like your microwave's outlet is on the same circuit with the lights.

High-current devices like microwave ovens should be on their own breaker if possible.

If the dimming is very slight, it may be okay.

If it's considerable, it may be a good idea to run a separate line to the microwave's outlet - especially if it starts blowing your breaker!

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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