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Samsung 1500w microwave trips arc fault

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Hi all, I’ve got a couple units where the Samsung 1500w microwave is tripping the 15 amp arc fault breaker. I’m assuming the microwave is drawing too much power during the spike. Any fixes besides rewriting or replacing microwave?
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Microwave isn't a continuous load. It shouldn't be tripping a 15A breaker on thermal.

Imho, change the arc-fault; possibly to non-arc-fault - if still allowed for a dedicated appliance circuit.

Edit: OP appears to be from Canada, so NEC doesn't apply.
 
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