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Hi,on my Samsung microwave over range,when I open a door my 20 Amp breaker in a panel goes off.This is a dedicated circuit and everything is OK until I open oven door.

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The wiring to the oven light,or light swicth is shorting out.will likely have to have a repairman service it unless you know some one with some elect.experiance

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4= check the switch for door maybe is open must be continuity until 0 , or swtich defective see the diagram attached. God bless you
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Blowing main breaker


I have a hard time believing that the home's main breaker is tripping instead of the branch circuit breaker that feeds the microwave. I suspect it is really just a difference in terms. You should disconnect it and try using in another outlet - preferably one on a different circuit if possible. If the breaker continues to trip; this appliance should be disconnected and either be discarded, repaired or replaced before using again.

If the microwave works as expected (on a different circuit), it may indicate the original circuit is overloaded. Microwave overs are supposed to be installed on a dedicated circuit. This means only one outlet is on the circuit - no other loads (lights, appliances, etc.) are permitted on this circuit. A microwave typically requires 10 Amps or more when on "high" and will require a significant portion of the power supplied by a 15 or 20 amp circuit breaker. There is little unused to power much of anything else. If other appliances go out when the microwave trips the circuit breaker, you should contact an electrician to have a dedicated outlet installed for the microwave.

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Upon startup, on high power, trips the circuit breaker. The microwave is on a dedicated 20 amp breaker. It's a recent vintage (2007) Kenmore unit, installed over a cooktop with the built in exhaust fan. I...


If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor. See here.

If it went dead several seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer. See here.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount. See this file.

You can find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number (from the tag in or on the unit) at the Sears parts site.

BUT once you have the part number from the Sears site, you can often get the parts cheaper here.

There should also 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.

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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.

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more than likely you door safety switch has a short and every time you pull the door open the connections arc and trip the breaker or blows the fuse.

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I don't see what range you're referencing. I see a title of microwave ovens. But, in any event, here's circuit requirement for each.

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If it's a microwave: 110 volt 15 amp dedicated circuit

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Chek the high voltage capacitor and the diode . If one of them are short there is a chance for tripping the breaker

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The past Few days the microwave would trip the breaker. today I went to use it and it worked for 30 seconds when I checked what I was heating and turned it bakc on and it would not work


Microwaves that are either built in, a part of the oven, or over the range are on a dedicated circuit by law. This means nothing else could have tripped that breaker but the microwave.
If it has a problem severe enough to trip a 20 amp breaker several times, it is only getting worse each time you reset the breaker and turn it on.
There is a possible chance of fire. I recommend you turn the circuit breaker off and replace the microwave. Is it a plug in, or over the range type?

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