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Electrical Question: I have three outlets in my kitchen, the breaker kept tripping and I thought my breaker needed to be replaced as I had one that actually did (now I believe it was my very old microwave (circa 1984) that was causing the tripping.

This electrical question came from: Rhonda, a Handy-woman from Des Moines, Iowa

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Rhonda

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