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Blowing GFI As soon as power is turned on

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  • khilton1 Nov 29, 2008

    When plug in it blows the breaker.

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Element is bad

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Sorry to say but its your heating element. When they go bad it exposes the element to the water and creates a direct short. This short is what trips your GFCI. It needs to be replaced.

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Chances are while you have a 20amp circuit in your kitchen the gfi you are plugging into is rated at 15amps. First make sure your outlet is connected to a 20amp circuit breaker and then change out the gfi for a 20amp one. This coffee pot is more for commercial than residential usage, I had the same problem until I changed out the gfi plug.

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When i plug it in it trips my gfi and it is not on


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