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Microwave tripping breaker

When using the microwave, the circuit breaker immediately trips

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The microwave may be too big for the circuit it's on. The breaker is tripping to protect the circuit. Try to determine how many appliances/lights/etc are running on this circuit. If there are alot of things, you may try turning some of them off when trying the microwave. If not, then you may have an electrical issue in the wiring or the breaker.
NEVER replace a breaker/fuse with anything larger than what's already in there (recommended by code or a manufacturer).

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