Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
I would like to know how many amps does the microwave oven JVM1650SHO1 need to make it work.
I'm not finding it in the owner's manual, but there is a tag inside the cavity which should tell you either how many amps it requires or how many input watts it consumes.
If it gives you power in watts, just divide: #watts / 120V = current in amps.
If that tag doesn't tell you, maybe one on the back of the unit will.
It will probably be 13-18 amps, depending on whether its power output is 950 watts or 1200 watts.
There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
On that mini-manual, there should be a troubleshooting flowchart, and it will have a few different current measurement values on it. You should be able to decipher the normal draw from that.
If you're just trying to figure out how many amps the breaker should be on the microwave's power line, figure 15A for an oven rated at less than about 1000 watts output power, and 20A for an oven rated at over 1000W.
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Sep 13, 2014 | Microwave Ovens
Either you have defected (weak) circuit breaker and wiring or bad Microwave oven.
The 99.99 % house hold Microwave ovens pull less than 15 Amps. They may have internal ceramic 15A fuse or 15 Amp internal circuit breaker.
To isolate your problem:
Plug your Microwave oven to different areas (different electrical circuit) if the different circuit breaker still trips... your Microwave oven has a short - Most of them has a small ceramic fuse 15 amps fuse.-also check some inter lock switches at door .
If the Microwave oven works Ok then you may have:
2a. You may overload the existing electrical circuit, try to unplug some other appliances
2b. You may have bad electrical outlet receptacle (Replace it with the same type , - may need helps from licensed electrician)
2c. Weak or defect house hold circuit breaker. (Replace it with the same type , brand - may need helps from licensed electrician)
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