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Old 03-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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I bought a Microwave Oven – Amana Convection Express volts 208 vac/60 hz; freq 2450 mhz; current pwr 4000 watt and plugged in to 240 home supply. It doesn’t work - not even a light bulb. Why? I have been told that it will work fine. Any idea or suggestions
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should work, something is obviously wrong with the microwave or your outlet

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not exactly - if i had 240 volts appliance it would work on 208 supply but 208 on 240 it maybe too much difference. this oven is made in 1998 and is only for 208 V (3 PHASE) doesn't have that tolerance 208-240.
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yes, it would still work
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correction, it will not work if it is a 3 phase microwave
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correction, it will not work if it is a 3 phase microwave
yes this is a 3 Phase microwave by 208 v. my outlet is 240v 3 phase - thus, I think the appliance will not work due to the higher electric waves. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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no your 240v should be single phase . it is the phase difference that is making your unit not work, not the voltage difference
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of course now all makes sense - thank you so much margaret

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