# Why is my GE microwave tripping the breaker?

## Why is my GE microwave tripping the breaker?

When an appliance such as a microwave oven repeatedly trips the circuit breaker, it’s overloading the electrical circuit, which is rated to handle a finite number of amps. Too many items are plugged into the same circuit that the microwave oven is on, causing an overload.

## Why does my circuit breaker keep blowing?

An overloaded circuit is the most common reason for a circuit breaker tripping. It occurs when a circuit is attempting to draw a greater electrical load than it is intended to carry. Hence, the breaker or fuse is intended to trip or blow before the circuit wires can heat to a dangerous level.

## Can I put a microwave on a 15 amp circuit?

Require a 120 volt individual, properly grounded branch circuit with a 3 prong grounding type receptacle, protected by a 15 or 20 amp circuit breaker or time-delay fuse. Over-the-range models should be on a dedicated circuit.

## Does a 900 watt microwave need a dedicated circuit?

No it doesn’t. A 15 amp receptacle can handle up-to 1800 Watts and a 20 amp can handle up-to 2400 Watts. If it is tripping the breaker find you’re second kitchen circuit and plug the micro in to that circuit.

## Can I plug my microwave into a regular outlet?

Short answer is yes, and it will work just fine. The microwave oven needs a dedicated 20-amp, the 120/125-volt circuit to feed it. This will require 12/2 NM wire with a ground.

## Can you run a microwave on 14 gauge wire?

You may use either 14-gauge or 12-gauge wire, or both, on a circuit protected by a 15-amp breaker.

## How many amps does a 900 watt microwave draw?

7.5 Amps

## How many amps does a 1200 watt microwave use?

10 Amps

## How many amps does a microwave take?

5 amps

## How many amps does a 950 watt microwave use?

Microwave ovens consume power at a rate of watts, which corresponds to a current of 5.4–10 amps at 120 volts AC.

## How many amps does a 1350 watt microwave use?

I was hoping to be able to run the microwave at times with my Ho. So amps are equal to watts divided by volts. We have a Sylvania SR-11092B microwave in our trailer that says in the manual that the power consumption is 1350 watts and the output is 900watts but requires a 20 amp breaker which it does have.

## How many amps does a 1250 watt microwave use?

As mentioned earlier, a microwave ovens draws anywhere between 9 Amps to 15 Amps depending at 120 volts.

## How many amps does a 700 watt microwave pull?

It’s around 6.4 Amps but the exact value depends on your electrical service and whether the manufacturer has stated an accurate power rating. For comparison you can draw ab Watts from a standard wall outlet and that requires a bit less than 15 Amps.

## How can I tell the wattage of my microwave?

Check the inside of the oven’s door, on the serial number plate on the back of the oven, or in the owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website for the wattage.

## Is 700 watt microwave powerful enough?

When it comes to microwaves, wattage equals power. A 1,000-watt microwave will cook quickly and efficiently, so that’s a great baseline. Microwaves with 700 watts or less are slower and may not cook evenly. In general, the higher the wattage, the faster the cooking time.