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Tripping BreakerS Tripped breaker. Took unit apart, Cleaned it . Reassembled. Tripped again. Ordered new humistat switch. Installed new switch. Tripped again. Opened unit again and searched for bare wires .found none. It seems to trip breaker every time it is turned on. Could use a wiring diagram to make sure its wired back up to humistat switch correctly.

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  • billpcr Sep 27, 2008

    Everything is clean and basically new. The breaker trips after about 3 minutes every time. Sound is normal for a while, then changes, and the breaker goes.

  • CiViCKiDD May 09, 2009

    I have the same exact problem and have been trying to figure out how to fix this. I'm thinking I don't have a choice but to replace it since nobody seems to have a fix...?

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I have the same problem with a new lg unit...it will trip the breaker after a few minutes of being on.

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Same problem as both above. Humidifier trips after maybe 5 minutes. Top of machine is very warm; there's no on/off switch, so plugging in does nothing until the heat dissapates. What's the solution, to just buy a new piece of equipment?

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