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Just stopped working. Checked circuit breaker in house.


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Can i run a 700w microwave,a 721w/24hrs and a 1600w coffee machine if i plug them in 20 mins apart?


The answer to your question fully depends upon the capacity of the outlet into which the appliances are plugged.
Assuming you are in the U.S., where supply voltage is (generally) 120V, a 700W microwave draws approximately 6A. A 1600W coffee maker draws over 13A. (Amperage estimates will be approximately 1/2 in countries where the mains supply is 220V).
Kitchen electrical outlets are usually rated for 15A, meaning that NO, you DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT use both of these appliances at the same time. (Check the rating of the circuit and the plug. In countries where 220V is the standard, using the two appliances in the same outlet simultaneously is NOT recommended, however may be possible if the outlet and circuit rating is at least 15A).
If, on the other hand, you want to simply plug them both into the same outlet and use them at different times, that's fine (as long as you aren't tempted to run both appliances at the same time).

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I had a house with old funky wiring. I'm pretty sure it caused me to blow a fuse in my toaster oven. Can you tell me where the fuse is located?


The manual mentions nothing about any user serviceable fuse or reset. "Funky" wiring in your home shouldn't cause an appliance to fail. Wiring that is in poor condition usually results in blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers in the service panel, heat in places it shouldn't happen and of course, fires.

It is very possible that the outlet is worn to the point that it doesn't make very good contact with the toaster's plug and has caused the toaster to fail to heat up. Try removing the toaster to a different outlet and try again. Check the original outlet with another appliance or lamp, etc. to see if it works or not. Also, check to be sure any ground fault outlet hasn't tripped.

If the toaster fails to work as expected in another outlet, there's little you can do to repair without jeopardizing your safety - especially if you're not familiar with appliance repair. These appliances aren't really meant for disassembly - manufacturers don't want to be liable for "repairs" that end with injuries, burns and death so the make them pretty hard to take apart. Even if you are successful, they make even harder to reassemble without it looking obvious that it has been disassembled.

Take it apart if you want - learn about how it works and buy a new one. These devices don't rely on rocket science and the controls are pretty simple - but it is an electrical device and electricity isn't a hobby. Be safe. Be smart.

BTW - I don't want your money - I just don't want you to get hurt.

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It stopped working while I was using it . I tried to plugged in different electric outlets but it still dead. What should I do or look into in order to get it back to normal?? thanks


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The problem was not in the dryer, but it was a loose wire in the plug or the outlet...I have seen this happen many times.. the wire gets loose and then because of the poor connection it heats up and starts a fire...
Replace the outlet AND the plug!!

The dryer pulls a lot of current but it is not the problem...

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