01:47PM | 03/31/05
Member Since: 05/12/03
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Just been informed that my microwave is improperly wired. What was done by whoever was to take a leg of the 220V to the oven to wire an outlet box in the back of the cabinet. This was probably done when the oven and microwave were first installed.

Do I need to rewire from a 110V source, or could I put a 15A plug-in outlet breaker from the big box store? There's plenty of room for this.


02:34PM | 03/31/05
Member Since: 09/17/02
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You are correct it is improperly wired. I don't know what a "15A plug-in outlet breaker from the big box store" is. You should run a new 20 amp #12 cicruit back to your panel.


07:15PM | 03/31/05
Member Since: 05/12/03
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Four wires on oven, three wires coming out from wall.


07:16PM | 03/31/05
Member Since: 05/12/03
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We used to use breaker plugs at work until we got our undocumented mid 60s electrical system straightened out. These are plugs which have built in breakers in the main body of the plug. Are these still made?


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