Question about Microwave Ovens
Bought this microwave oven August 1. Existing outlet for microwave location was a clock outlet. Plug in back of microwave too large for clock outlet. Appliance store provided an outlet adapter. After three weeks of now problems, microwave no longer takes power from this or any outlet. Now I see in product manual that it says not to use an adapter plug. Could this have caused the problem? I am wondering what to do. Would have to hire an electricial to change the clock outlet to a normal one, Or use another adapter, or get an appliance extention cord. Help!
Does your manuel also tell you to use a DEDICATED 20amp circuit to plug your Microwave in to? More that likely you used a 15 amp circuit that other appliances were also plugged into. A refrigerator or other cooling item needs its own 15 amp circuit but can tolerate small amp draw items like a clock. The new, higher wattage microwaves need a 20 amp circuit for itself. Have your line checked , have your microwave fixed. Start new
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
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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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