Can I use a 14/3 extension cord with a 16/3 wired microwave???
We have almost finished a kitchen reno.
My old kitchen had an OTR Advantium Microwave which I could not part with but also did not want to use as OTR.
We pulled the unit and have it on a cart and sometime soon my DB(my contractor) will be building a box for it to be
covered by for aesthics. A dedicated outlet was installed at the location BUT after putting the micro in place the cord didn't reach; we never thought to measure the length of it.
For now I am able to plug into the outlet that is in a recessed niche that is for my TV but this is above the microwave so will not work once the box is built, besides being unsightly.
My DB say he would just rewire it but I figured I'd see about a heavy duty extension cord instead. I found one that says it is for AC's but it is 14/3 wired and the micro is 16/3 wire.
Will this be ok?