Home was built in Upstate NY in 2003. In the kitchen, refrigerator, dishwasher, and range DO have their own circuits. Now comes the "fun" part. :(
I ordered a new over-the-range 1000 watt microwave, Samsung Model. According to the specs:
Power Source 120V/60 Hz
Amp Circuit 14.5 A
Power Consumption (Microwave) 1700 W
The issue comes from this: presently, the existing exhaust hood is "double-wired" on a 15am circuit with the gas furnace. (Which is new btw, it was replaced in 2018.) I am assuming this is a BAD IDEA to use this circuit for the new microwave.
Assuming I am trying to NOT pull new wire, (I don't have room in the 200amp service anyway), the only other outlet(s) are next to the range but close enough that I COULD run the plug from NEW microwave to this wall outlet. This is a 4-plug outlet on a 20amp circuit, but shares this circuit with our bonus room. This bonus room houses my girlfriend's office, and just off top of my head has a 23" monitor, laptop computer, and inkjet printer plugged into the wall.
I am open to ideas here. :( This is my first home, I am finding more and more wrong that our inspector missed every year we are in it. Thank you in advance for any advice on this.
Bottom line, would it be safe to plug the overhead NEW microwave into that 4-port wall outlet? I will cover the other 3 to NOT USE if I have to.