Over the range like in dewelling unit kitchen. Where in code it says all that?Are you talking over the range or one sitting on the counter? It does not require a separate circuit if the microwave is fixed in place and isn't more than 50% of the branch circuit rating of 20 amps. Practically this means a microwave needs a separate circuit.
Dont follow microwave has no hood. How can hood article apply to microwave?If it's going over the stove/range then it needs a separate circuit. The code says for "hood" and since the MW is there it needs it. Also the MW has an exhaust fan built in.
Over the range microwaves usually are a hood unit as well, don't recall ever seeing one that wasn't. I guess you could have a regular micro on a shelf above the range, above a standalone hood or no hood at all.....Dont follow microwave has no hood. How can hood article apply to microwave?
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(4) Range Hoods. Range hoods shall be permitted to be
cord-and-plug-connected with a flexible cord identified as
suitable for use on range hoods in the installation instruc-
tions of the appliance manufacturer, where all of the fol-
lowing conditions are met:
(1) The flexible cord is terminated with a grounding-type
Exception: A listed range hood distinctly marked to iden-
tify it as protected by a system of double insulation, or its
equivalent, shall not be required to be terminated with a
grounding-type attachment plug.
(2) The length of the cord is not less than 450 mm (18 in.)
and not over 900 mm (36 in.).
(3) Receptacles are located to avoid physical damage to the
(4) The receptacle is accessible.
(5) The receptacle is supplied by an individual branch