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Model #JES2251SJ02 trips immediately 20 amp circuit breaker. How many amps does this microwave need to work properly?

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I called Public Service and they suggested either a dedicated line or upping tha amps of that c-breaker. I need to call an electrician to help me decide which is best for my house.

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