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How to Install a Microwave Outlet Circuit for the Kitchen

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I am tripping circuits off in my kitchen, do I need another circuit? Installing Dedicated Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Microwave Oven, Appliances they work for about 1-2 minutes and then stop.

Installing Dedicated Electrical Circuit Wiring for a Microwave Oven

Electrical Question: I am tripping circuits off in my kitchen, do I need another circuit?

When I run my appliances they work for about 1-2 minutes and then stop.

I am very confused.

This electrical wiring question came from: Chad , from Louisville , Kentucky.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Chad.

Wiring a Microwave Oven Circuit

Application: Wiring a Microwave Oven Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a licensed electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, electric drill,  auger bits and extension cord.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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This electrical question describes the problems that may occur when a dedicated circuit has not been provided for a microwave over, which I will outline below.

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