The microwave was fifteen years old. It worked great until it started misbehaving a couple of years ago. Every once in a blue moon, the control panel went nuts and wouldn't respond to key presses and kept throwing error codes or displaying oddball messages. The brain scrambling gradually became more frequent and it would take longer for it to unscramble. Then it started turning itself on. That's when I started unplugging the possessed beast since it would release a little of the built-in smoke every time it did it and they only put ony so much of the stuff in there when they build them. Finding replacement smoke on a machine that old would be challenging. I can't complain about the amount of service I got out of it. The light was working well. I never could figure out how to set the stupid clock.
@ Rick. The UPS requires a dedicated 20A outlet which I installed last week. Since I live in a mobile home, all I had to do was pull back the bottom of the siding between the breaker panel and the outlet to route the Romex. It should have been an easy job but it took me over twenty minutes to get the ground wire to go into the ground bar in the breaker box. The shoe that clamps down on the ground wires when the set screw is screwed in was stuck. I finally got it in with a bit of sweat, ingenuity, and a slightly...er..."enhanced" vocabulary. The neutral and hot wire were easy. Weird. I'm still worried if the unit will be big enough. ;)
And don't be knocking Saoirse (my "little" F150)! If she can haul my ample...ah...asset, she can haul almost anything.