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Combo Oven Microwave Electrical Wiring

How to Wire a Circuit for a Combo Oven and Microwave – If this is a true combo unit that is physically connected together then it may require one circuit or power source.

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[ad#block]Electrical Question: A COMBO MICROWAVE AND WALL OVEN REQUIRES 120VOLT.


This electrical wiring question came from: Ray, a Other from Avon, Connecticut.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Ray.

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2 Responses to “Combo Oven Microwave Electrical Wiring”
  1. Joseph Wenthur Sr says:

    I have a Microwave that is plugged in but it keeps going out while in use then the microwave resets itself. I was going to install a new wall recepticle but didn’t know if I need a special recepticle.

    The one that is in the wall has 4 wires (2 black & 2 white) going to it.

    Not sure if that means they run both the Oven and Microwave off the same recepticle.

    Can you help?


  2. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Joseph,
    If the microwave oven is tripping the circuit breaker then a dedicated circuit may be required, however if the microwave is not tripping the circuit breaker then there may be a problem with the oven unit itself. Standard 120 volt microwave ovens are compatible with a 15 or 20 amp 120 volt receptacle depending on the size of the circuit respectively. I would suggest connecting the microwave to a different outlet and give that a try. If the same thing happens then the microwave oven may need to be serviced or replaced.