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Waffle maker keeps popping the breaker panel.

I bought this waffle maker from a "reputable" company. i recieved it about a month later, and i plugged it in, and it arced and tripped the breaker pannel. so i unplugged it, reset the panel and tried again. thinking maybe it was a fluke. sure enough it wasnt. i plugged it in again and flipped the switch and poof. there it was again after waiting about 5 minutes i popped the bottom cover off, and it looks like everything is connected right, (ie. green-green-ground, white-white, black-black) i even tried putting it in a surge strip, and now i have a useless powerstrip.

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Sorry but it sounds like your waffle maker is toast. It may have shorted in the plug. If you haven't already done so, take it back or contact the maker for a warranty repair.

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