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Breaker sizw What size breaker is recommended for a GE JT910 oven?

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  • rodofek_info May 13, 2009

    The info is KW ratings: 3.6KW @ 240V and 2.7 @ 208V. So if my math is correct that's 15A and 12.98A. I have a 20A breaker install and it pops intermittently. The service person says I need a 30A breaker the GE spec calls for a 20A. So who do I believe?

  • rodofek_info May 13, 2009

    Amps are ~ 13A. What I have is an intermittent problem when using the oven. It will occassionly pop the breaker on any type of operation. I can reset the breaker and it may or may not pop again. The other peice of info is that when the cleaning cycle is initiated the breaker will pop.

    Wire is 20 guage aluminum.

  • rodofek_info May 14, 2009

    The appliance is about 8yrs old, the breaker 4yrs. About 4 yrs ago had similiar problem, intermittent breaker trip. The GE repairman convinced me to replace the control panel and the problem seemed to disappear but because this thing is random it's difficult to say when it reappeared or if it ever was fixed.

    Major concern is I don't want these guys to push me into an over sized breaker.

    You seemed to have this confused with another problem. I have never mentioned anything about 20 guage wire.

    Thanks for your help.

  • rodofek_info May 14, 2009

    You're correct I did write 20 gauge which was a typo as it is 10 gauge.

    I have had no luck in finding is how much power the cleaning cycle uses. Do you know where I can locate this? Also, do you know where I might locate a service manual for this oven? As I am interested in which side of the line gets distributed to the control panel.

    Again, thanks for you help. I really appreciate the interchange.



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In most cases look on the model number tag, the one with the serial number on it and in most cases it will tell you what amperage breaker you should run it off of. It could be a 30 amp 40 amp or 50 amp 220 breaker.

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    Pataricia Nolte May 13, 2009

    Then you are right it would call for a 20 amp Breaker. Is there any chance this breaker is weak/old/wornout? When they get old they can become week and wear out. The safest thing is to check all connections from breaker all the way to the appliance including outlet to make sure you have proper/tight connections. Even if you just bought the breaker it could be defective. The danger in putting a 30 amp breaker in there is that you may not have the proper wire gage in place. Have you used an amp meter to see how much your appliance is pulling? Comment again if you have any more input problems.

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    Pataricia Nolte May 13, 2009

    If it is true that the wire going from the breaker to the outlet is 20 Gauge than that is way too small even for a 20 amp breaker let alone a 30 amp. You need at least 16 gauge wire. Did you really mean 20 or where you thinking of your breaker size?

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    Pataricia Nolte May 14, 2009

    A 30 amp breaker normally requires #10 AWG conductors, and 20 amp breaker can be matched with #12 AWG conductors. This is what is best, if this meets the code requirements in your area. Earlier when I said you need at least 16 gauge wire I was thinking about a 15 amp breaker, and i should have said #14. Could I ask you please...Is the breaker old or brand new? Is the appliance old or brand new. Have you recently replaced any parts in the appliance. i.e. new element, broil or bake? Is this problem new or has it been ongoing since you got the unit.

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    Pataricia Nolte May 14, 2009

    Amps are ~ 13A. What I have is an intermittent problem when using the oven. It will occassionly pop the breaker on any type of operation. I can reset the breaker and it may or may not pop again. The other peice of info is that when the cleaning cycle is initiated the breaker will pop.

    Wire is 20 guage aluminum

    Everything you typed in is above this sentance. Look at the second post after your initial question...I have copied and pasted it for you. If you have 10 gauge wire in there than you are probable ok with putting in a 30amp breaker I am just trying to make sure you have ruled everything else did state wire is 20 guage aluminum...look at your posts. It is certainly worrysome that a 20 guage breaker is not working for you!

  • Pataricia Nolte
    Pataricia Nolte May 14, 2009 and both of these may or may not have the service manual for your unit they range from 15 to 20 dollars for the manual. Somewhere on the unit there should be a wiring diagram though. You would probable have to pull the unit out to find it. sometimes it is behind the control panel. That is a lot of work if it is not there. You can useually download a user manual which will not go into depth on how to fix it right here,

    I cant get you directly to your exact book but look at the page carefully and choose the one closest to your full model number...Let me know what you cam up with...



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