Question about Jenn-Air Microwave Ovens
What is the K.W. rating on the Serial plate? (KiloWatts) It it states,
A) 7 to 9.9 you need a 40 Amp breaker
B) 10 to 11.9 you need a 50 Amp breaker
C) 12 to 14.9 you need a 60 Amp breaker
You have number 6 wire so you're covered.
It should have the newer style pigtail installed to the stove, and the newer receptacle to plug into.
The Top middle blade is for the Common wire. The White wire
The angled side blades use the Black, and Red wires.
Black goes to one angled blade, Red goes to the other.
The round pin on the bottom is for the bare copper wire.
Wire cable from receptacle the stove plugs into, up to the Service Panel. (Misnomered as Breaker Box)
A) The Common white wire goes to the Common Bus bar in the Service panel.
Looking at the Service Panel, you'll note there are three thick main cables coming in from the Service Meter can outside.
One cable comes down to the middle. Follow the copper thick flat strip from there, over to one of the bus bars on the side. This is the Common bus bar.
B) The other two thick cables coming in to the Service Panel are the 110 volt leads.
One cable goes to the Right side, the other cable goes to the Left side.
You'll be using a double-breaker. The breaker picks up power from both 110 volt leads.
This makes it 220 volts.
The Red wire goes to one side of the double-breaker
The Black wire goes to the other side of the double-breaker.
(The double-breaker has two screws in front. A double-breaker is two single breakers put together by the factory. One screw in front is for the Red wire. The other screw in front is for the Black wire)
C) There is a thick bare twisted wire coming into the Service Panel. This is the Ground cable.
Follow the copper strip from it to the bus bar it's attached to. This is the Ground bus bar.
The bare copper wire coming to the Service Panel from the receptacle, that the stove top is plugged into, goes to the Ground bus bar.
Example of a 50 Amp double-breaker, (Connecticut Electric brand),
I also would like you to download;
A) Installation Manual
B) Product Dimensions and Specifications Manual
C) Use and Care Manual
Advise you flip the Main breaker off before working on the unit's electrical wiring.
IF, you are in doubt at ANY time, whether the electricity is on, or not, GO AND CHECK.
110 volts can give you a very bad shock. It tends to knock you away.
220 volts can KILL you. It has a tendency to make you hold on. Your hands won't let go.
IF, you have ANY questions about installing, and are uncomfortable with this, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT IT.
I want you SAFE above all else.
I will answer any questions you have regarding this. No matter if you deem them stupid or not.
To me there is no such thing as a stupid question.
Safety, safety, SAFETY.
One added thing. There are many different Service Panel manufacturers. You need THE circuit breaker style, that fits THAT Service Panel.
Main breaker in the off position, remove a breaker, and take it with you when you purchase the new double-breaker. Match how it looks. Have a clerk help you.
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Jan 25, 2015 | Magic Chef 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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Oven Capacity (cu. ft.): 1.6
Wattage (IEC-705 Test Procedure): 1000
Cooking System: CircuWave™
Power Levels: 10
Clock: Plus AM/PM
Electronic Scrolling Digital Display: Yes
Electronic Touch Controls: Yes
Kitchen Timer/Timer (On/Off): No/Yes
Variable Scroll Speed: 5
speeds (sub-pad w/ AM/PM)
SmartControl System - Concurrent Programming: Yes
SmartControl System - Help Pad: Yes
Beverage (Convenience): Yes
Cook (Convenience): 9
Popcorn (Convenience): Yes
Reheat (Convenience): 6
Add 30 Seconds: Instant-On
Child Lock: Yes
Cooking Complete Reminder: Yes
Defrost Type: Auto
Delay Start: Yes
Display On/Off: sub-pad
Express Cook: Instant-on
Reminder (24 hr): Yes
Time Cook: I
Time Preference: Control
Turntable On/Off: Yes
Turntable Size (in.): 13-1/2
Cooktop Lighting: Bright/Night/Off
Night Light: Auto
Rack Type: Wire
Sound Volume Control: 4
Easy Mount Installation: Yes
Exhaust Fan: 2-Speed
Case Color: Black
Color Appearance: Stainless
Door Color: Black/Stainless
Weight And Dimensions
Approximate Shipping Weight: 63
Overall Depth: 15
Overall Height: 16
Overall Width: 29
Cavity (W x H x D): 20
31/32" x 9 3/8" x 14 3/16"
Electrical Input - 120V Amperage: 15
Electrical Input - 120V Watts: 1480
Frequency (MHz): 2450
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Circuit Breakers do weaken over usage. It is not usually a time factor as much as a load factor. Each time a circuit breaker trips, it loses its ability to carry the same load as it did previously. In other words, a 15 amp breaker only carries the ability to carry 15 amps once. I recommend replacing the circuit breaker with one that has a matching rating. If you do feel up sizing is necessary, check the load rating of the appliances to make sure the additional size really is necessary. Increasing power to appliances that shouldn't need it increases the risks of potential electrical fires and masking real issues. Try changing it with higher amp breakers.
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