05:40AM | 05/11/04
Member Since: 05/10/04
5 lifetime posts
Hey all,

I would like to replace my old "harvest gold" (ick!) range hood with a new microwave/hood combo unit. However, I am finding that these new units require a 15-20 amp dedicated circuit. The old hood only has a 10 amp (14 gauge) shared circuit.

Does anyone know of manufacturers that make a lower power over/hood combo unit? Any other ideas? I am stumped.



09:09AM | 05/11/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
Microwave ovens use a considerable amount of power, they (and most other major appliances - fridges, washers, etc.) are suppose to be on their own dedicated circuit.

I doubt you'll find one which is allowed to be in a 10 amp non-dedicated circuit. You're going to either have to install a new dedicated branch circuit for the micorwave/hood or just install a replacement hood only.

Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



09:52AM | 05/11/04
Member Since: 05/10/04
5 lifetime posts
I agree. I am finding the same searching on Google. I can't find one with 10 Amp power. Its funny though, there are lots of countertop models that only use 10 Amps, but as soon as you mount it above the stove, it goes to 20 amps. Weird.

My other option to tap into the 220 Volt dedicated line that is in the wall. We do not use this line, since it is for an electric stove, and we have gas. So I believe it may not be too costly to have an electrician split that line into two 110 volts lines (one to power the hood), and change out the breaker box with 2 110 volt breakers.

I would rather do this, then loose counter top space to a counter top microwave! or lose cabinet space to a shelf microwave.



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