powering an over the range microwave


Old 03-05-06, 03:06 PM
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powering an over the range microwave

I removed my oven hood and used the 15A circuit (which also powers the kitchen light) to install an outlet in my cabinet to power my new microwave. When the microwave runs it dims the lights. I was wondering if I can split one of the 20A wires that leads to a wall receptical to run to this cabinet outlet. If so, should I use the one that only has two outlets (one hooked to fridge), or should I use the line that has three other outlets on it? As a note, we barely use small appliances.
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Old 03-05-06, 03:33 PM
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if you mean a wall outlet thats a kitchen countertop outlet then no regardless of how often or not you use small appliances.. a microwave should have a dedicated circuit back to the panel.
Old 03-05-06, 05:02 PM
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Run a new dedicated circuit for the microwave.

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