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I bought a gas range and ran a 15A 120V dedicated line to

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I bought a gas range and ran a 15A 120V dedicated line to where it will sit. Now I look on the spec sheet and it is calling for 20A 120V. My question is how the heck can a gas oven need more than 15 amps? It has a spark ignition, and a non-heated convection fan. Is this just the manufacture being overly cautious? Maybe a little CYA on their part, ignoring the fact that some people will spend the time and money rewiring needlessly? What even makes this weirder is Samsung (the manufacture) won't release the wattage use of the unit or how many amps it really needs... just the 20 amp circuit.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 10 months ago.

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You can use a 15 amp circuit for this unit just fine, Samsung rates all their ranges like that for gas, yes it is crazy but it is Chinese.

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