Night happenings


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Old 01-21-14, 08:15 AM
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Night happenings

I have a GE over the stove microwave. When we go to bed, the microwave is working, and when we get up in the morning, it's dead. Every time, the fuse has blown. We replace it, and a few days or weeks later, the same thing happens. Overnight. Hmmm. We do not live in a haunted house, nor one with mice with culinary aspirations. We put the microwave on a surge protector last year, but that has not helped, nor do any other electrical appliances indicate this is a problem, including our computers. The only thing we have noticed is that this has happened each time when it is bitterly cold over night. Have you heard of this problem before?
 
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Old 01-21-14, 08:21 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum!
Not an electrician, but we had this happen and we had to put the microwave on it's own circuit breaker. The pros will be around to help you with this if I'm not right.
 
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Old 01-21-14, 12:24 PM
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Sounds as if you have a large space heater connected to this same circuit. When it gets cold the heater comes on, and after a while the fuse will blow. What size fuse does he panel call for?
 
 

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