Need new 220 in kitchen for new microwave

msgreatdealsOctober 18, 2013

I have a brand new model home and I want to change out my microwave for the GE speedcook model that requires 220. The house I'm leaving has a double GE oven that has that feature and I use it daily and just love it!
I'm wondering if this is going to be expensive. I paid $720 to add 220 in my old kitchen for the double oven.

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weedmeister

If you mean the advantium, what is the current required?

    Bookmark   October 18, 2013 at 11:50PM
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msgreatdeals

Yes the advantium. It requires Amps 240v/208V and voltage is 240.0. (model PSA2201RSS).

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 2:21PM
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weedmeister

I understand it requires amps. I was asking how many. According to the GE site, it is 30.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 2:35AM
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bcarlson78248

Your existing microwave wiring is probably 12/2, which is used for a standard 20 amp 120 volt plug. Its important to know whether the new 220 volt microwave is rated at 30 amps, and whether it requires a 4-wire range socket (which are now very common). If you need to use 10/3 wiring (10 gauge wire size for 30 amps, 3 wires in the jacket for a range plug) it will be a complete new circuit. Most of the cost will depend on how hard it is to run the wire. The actual wire and breaker are relatively inexpensive.

Bruce

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 8:21AM
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weedmeister

according to the installation guide, it requires a 4-prong NEMA 14-30R receptacle. That is a 4-wire connection, or a 10/3 cable.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 10:51PM
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msgreatdeals

All I want to know is what would be a reasonable cost to have the electrician install that.
When I had 220 installed in my (old house)kitchen when I remodeled, it was $720 but that was for a double wall oven. They ran it from the box, thru my attic to the kitchen.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 11:06PM
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btharmy

It all depends on access from the panel location to the microwave location. An open access attic, basement or crawl space will cost less than a 2 story house on a slab with no access from above or below.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 4:21PM
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msgreatdeals

I got 4 estimates and the work is being done on Tues by the lowest bid and a company that I have used twice before. Hopefully it will go well!

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 3:55PM
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petey_racer

I'd have to yes, GOOD LUCK going with the low bidder.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 7:40PM
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