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Our Engineering Compamy Here In CANADA Montreal Quebec, Is Recommending To Use A 20Amp 2P-120V GFCI Breaker To Split A 15/20---120V Receptacle?? I Heard From Siemens Canada, That We Can Connect The Split Duplex With 1 X 20Amp GFCI Breaker Only Or Connect The Top Blades With GFCI & The Bottom Blades With An Ordinary Circuit. Customers Requirements Is A Split 15/20 GFCI Protected. Please Let Us Know What Can Be Done??? Michael-Gallant E-Mail mgallant@britton.ca Thank-You

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First of all, is this to power a microwave?

If so, it is always recommended that microwave be on it's own breaker with nothing else attached to that breaker. This is due to the typically high current draw (12+ amps) of the oven.

The most important items which should be on a ground fault interrupter are those which may fall into water or get wet, but it's of course never a bad idea to use a GFI.

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On my trailer the gfci is a seperate button in the fuse panel that shuts down the 120v outlets, all the lights run off the 12v so they continue to work, does your microwave and ac work?

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Control board might be dead. Cost is quite high could run up to $200 or more. Many times I recommend just to replace it. Here's the dumb question, is power present at receptacle?, if over range microwave, in cabinet above microwave? Check for gfci receptacle tripped. Sometimes fuses appear good, always be sure to test with a meter.

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Check the circuit breaker. If it's pugged into GFCI type outlet or an outlet that's run from one, make sure the breaker didn't trip there.

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from online Microwave Repair Manual: Totally dead oven (no lights, no clock, no display, no fan, no heat...)First, check power to the outlet using a lamp or radio you know works. The fuse or circuit breaker at your service panel may have blown/tripped due to an overload or fault in the microwave oven or some other appliance. You may just have too many appliances plugged into this circuit - microwave ovens are high current appliances and should be on a dedicated circuit if possible. If you attempt to run a heating appliance like a toaster or fryer at the same time, you *will* blow the fuse or trip the circuit breaker. A refrigerator should never be plugged into the same circuit for this reason as well - you really don't want it to be without power because of your popcorn!

If you find the fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped, unplug everything from the circuit to which the microwave is connected (keep in mind that other outlets may be fed from the same circuit). Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If the same thing happens again, you have a problem with the outlet or other wiring on the same branch circuit. If plugging in the microwave causes the fuse to blow or circuit breaker to trip immediately, there is a short circuit in the power cord or elsewhere.

The microwave oven may be powered from a GFCI outlet or downstream of one and the GFCI may have tripped. (Removing a broken oven lamp has been known to happen.) The GFCI outlet may not be in an obvious location but first check the countertop outlets. The tripped GFCI could be in the garage or almost anywhere else! Pushing the RESET button may be all that's needed.

Next, try to set the clock. With some ovens the screen will be totally blank following a power outage - there may be nothing wrong with it. Furthermore, some ovens will not allow you perform any cooking related actions until the clock is set to a valid time.

Assuming these are not your problems, a fuse has probably blown although a dead controller is a possibility.


While you can do some repairs on your microwave, what you don't know can kill you... even on an unplugged microwave, so make sure you understand the dangers and how to reduce them before you try anything inside a microwave. If you want to do more yourself, go to the link at the top of this post.

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your microwave is ok, your breaker is bad or is not strong enough for the microwave. microwaves need a dedicated 20amp breaker

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Loss of power to Whirlpool over the stove AccuWave GH5184XPS-4. Checked circuit breaker and GFI -all OK. No other electrical problems known.


Remove unit and check trip/reset switch on unit. Double check GFCI receptacle with plug tester with GFCI test button.

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there is also a gfci plug in the kitchen that works like a breaker...find it and press reset.......there is also a fuse inside a microwave

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Ck your gfci breaker in your wash room or bath room. If this dosn't fix it it may be an internal fuse. If this is the case you will need to find what caused breaker to blow or it will happen again.

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You might do better to replace the microwave. My plate broke and would cost $27 to replace. I bought a new microwave for $40.

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Contact info for Rival should be in your owner's manual.

If not, maybe the dealer has that info?

Not sure if Rival US will help, but:

Rival
c/o JCS/THG, LLC
13120 Jurupa Avenue
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Telephone: 1-800-323-9519

Good luck.

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