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Blows breaker Blows gfi breaker blows regular breaker

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  • Haroldpaul Feb 02, 2009

    I have a Bunn coffee maker that's been in the closet for a year or two. It worked great and then one day it blew a breaker. Plugged it in everywhere and it kept doing it. Plugged other appliances in and the Bunn was the only thing it happened with. So I bought a new coffee pot and tucked this one away. But I miss my Bunn! I figure it must be in the cord. Any ideas out there?

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If you have a multimeter you can set it to ohms and see what value you get between the prongs on the plug. it shouldn't be 0 ohms. there should be some resistance. if you have it off--there should be no resistance (OL). and if you have it in the on position you should have some resistance. It's a fairly simple device when you take it apart. I bet that if you open it up you'll be able to see the problem.

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I have never seen the inside of a coffee maker but you are describing a short condition. A conductor wire is in contact with a grounded wire. Unplug the coffee maker and disassemble. If the short is in the wiring, it will be readily identifiable either by melted (scortched look) insulation or a wire that is loose and touching a ground wire. Consider the cause of the short. If it looks like a heating component caused the short, then reconnecting or retaping the wires should solve the problem.

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