Microwave ovens are a ubiquitous part of modern kitchens. Nearly every home, apartment, condo, and office has one, and it can be hard to imagine life without these convenient appliances. Many of us take microwaves for granted, but homeowners with finicky kitchen wiring can appreciate the value of a working microwave oven. If your home’s circuit breaker trips whenever you try to use your microwave, there are a few common solutions. Dedicated microwave electrical circuits are one standard option. Read on to learn more about microwave electrical circuits and kitchen wiring:
Does Your Microwave Regularly Trip Your Breaker?
When your microwave causes your circuit breaker to trip, the appliance is likely overloading the breaker. Most of the time, this is either because the microwave is faulty and is drawing excessive power or because there are too many devices plugged into the same circuit. An experienced electrician can help you determine the cause and find a solution — don’t resign yourself to unplugging other appliances to use your microwave!
Dedicated Microwave Electrical Circuits are a Common Solution
If there are too many devices plugged into one circuit, an electrician may recommend a dedicated microwave electrical circuit for your kitchen. Creating a dedicated circuit allows you to reduce the risk of tripping your breaker. Your home may already have a dedicated microwave electrical circuit; look for a “microwave” label on your home’s breaker box. If your breaker box doesn’t have a dedicated microwave electrical circuit, a professional electrician may be able to install one to reduce the risk of overloading your system.
Still Tripping with a Dedicated Circuit?
If your circuit breaker is still tripping with a dedicated circuit, the problem may be originating within the microwave itself. Faulty components can cause your appliance to draw more power than intended. Not only can this trip your circuit breaker and cause unnecessary wear, but these issues can also become dangerous. Work with an electrician to determine the cause of your circuit breaker issues and ensure that your appliances are safe, efficient, and functional.
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