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Popping the Breaker

We just moved into a new house and every time we plug the range in, it pops the breaker. We weren't sure if this was an outlet issue, or a plug issue, so we replaced both. It's still happening. The house was built in 1999, so all the wiring is relatively new. Everything else is working just fine, including the dryer, which we had to replace the plug on.

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Ok, first a couple of things, you didnt mention if it popped the breaker when you were using the oven, burners, of both or if it does it as soon as you plug it in. If it does it as soon as you plug it in, you have a short in the back of the unit. you need to pull the back panel off and look to see if the broil or the back element wires were touching the the back panel. This is a common short. If it only does it when you are using both the burners and the oven, you might have a weak circuit breaker that needs to be replaced in your house. Unfortunately, age has little to do with it, I've gotten new breakers that didn't function correctly.

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