I recently had an outlet installed for an OTR microwave replacing a hood.

  1. Yahson Ben Israel profile image60
    Yahson Ben Israelposted 14 months ago

    I recently had an outlet installed for an OTR microwave replacing a hood.

    The existing wiring was used to add the outlet I would assume. When the microwave is plugged in, the lights in the kitchen dim and the power from the microwave is low. The microwave ended up "dying" after about a week. It was brand new. Would this be a simple fix or a common issue?

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  2. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 14 months ago

    It sounds like you already had too many things pulling power from that line to add a microwave to it. The easiest fix is to have an electrician drop a new line directly from your breaker box to the microwave, to ensure nothing else is using that line.

 
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