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GE JCP 930 Cooktop Wiring

My GE cooktop consistently blows a fuse when all four burners are on. The fuses are under the counter and there are two at 20 watts each. Can I run the wiring direct and use the circuit breaker for protection?

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  • stevewhit Nov 18, 2007

    There are fuses under the counter AND it is wired to a breaker box. I have removed the fuses and connected direct to the breaker box. Is this safe?

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  • Woody J Hiatt May 11, 2010

    I reckon you meant 20 amps. Most stoves have a double 30 amp panel
    breaker. What if your panel had 40 -50 amp breaker to that stove?

    The fuses are a safety feature. If I had that stove I would change the fuses to 25 amp each and see what happens.



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These fuses are under counter? It should be wired to breaker box. Check specs in manual but i suspect a 30 or 40 amp breaker.

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  • Gerald Griffin
    Gerald Griffin Nov 18, 2007

    If these fuses are not part of cooktop, and I'm sure their not, it SHOULD be connected to breaker box directly. Again, check for proper breaker requirements.



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