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My GE Microwave oven, blows the circuit after running for a short while

This was not happening for a long time and all of a sudden it started doing this. It blows the whole circuit in the kitchen. I noticed that the when it was running the power seemed to go up and down.
I have shut the microwave down until a solution is found.

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  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    I have an older model Profile and just recently started tripping the 20 amp breaker if the kitchen lights are on. What is the amp draw on this model?



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I sent you private e-mail.

Door switches or problems with wiring or the breaker, or something esle on the same breaker (a "no no") are the most likely problems.

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Microwave can be very dangerous so it is best to have it looked by a professional


Would appreciate a solved rating for expert advise.

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