Hard Wiring a Microwave


Old 11-18-05, 06:00 PM
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Hard Wiring a Microwave

I just purchased a built-in over-the-stove mic and need to wire this to work. I can manage to get the wire to a nearby outlet but not sure where to go from there. The outlet is on the same circuit as the other outlet where another microwave was previously plugged into (so I believe it should handle the load). My question is first, can I wire this appliance into an outlet? And two, if possible how should this be done? There are currently one set of wires running into the outlet (black, white, ground). I think this is a simple job but want to make sure

Thanks for any assistance in advance.

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Old 11-18-05, 06:05 PM
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Most built in microwaves have a cord and plug. Typically you install a receptacle inside the cabinet above the microwave. Since most of these units require a dedicated circuit, the receptacle is wired directly to the breaker panel.
Old 11-19-05, 06:04 PM
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You will need to run a dedicated circuit. You cannot tap into the counter circuits.
If the outlet in question was a dedicated recepticle, you can extend it.

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