11:31AM | 10/02/00
Member Since: 10/01/00
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Recently I have noticed my appliances and lights dimming whenever another appliance is being used. Example: I have the exhaust fan over the range on low and when the compressor for the refrigerator turns on the fan either increases or decreases in speed. The same happens wheen using the microwave. Set the microwave on high and the power fluctuates if you turn on the garbage disposal, exhaust fan, etc. Of course, the lights dim when the central air and heat units comes on. I can go on to explain what happens when I used the washer, but maybe another time. I asked an electrician for some advice. He stated a possible short in a gorund wire could cause the problem. Has anyone experienced the same problem? Does anyone have a suggestion? I want to be sure to have some knowledge, before an electrician comes out inspect and I pay for things that I do not need.


03:47PM | 10/02/00
Member Since: 10/01/00
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I have the same problem however I live in a mobile home and I have noticed that there are way to many circuts coming off the same breaker. Try to plug the microwave in another part of the house and run it if this is the problem you will not have any problems with the dimming.

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Joe Tedesco

09:11AM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 07/27/02
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