Circuit tripping (but only once?) with microwave


Old 01-27-13, 02:37 PM
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Question Circuit tripping (but only once?) with microwave


In one of my apartments, I have found the following issue:

- Tenant uses the microwave (same circuit has a stove fan, another outlet and an overhead light/fan) and the circuit breaker trips.

- She resets it...and then can use anything on that circuit until the next day without it tripping.

- When it does trip, the circuit buzzes and pops off.

- After the reset their is no buzzing and it works fine.

She tried another outlet with the microwave to see if it was an issue with the plug, but the same issue occurred.

Any thoughts? Thank you kindly for your time!

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Old 01-27-13, 04:23 PM
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Depends on what all is operating when she turns on the microwave. Could be a coffee maker or toaster oven at that time of day that overloads the circuit. Could also be a bad breaker. If it is happening at more than one receptacle on different circuits, I'd have the microwave checked out. If both receptacles are on the same circuit, go for the breaker.

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