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Kenmore propane range/oven tripping GFI

Just out of no where, my oven now trips the GFI. If I reset the GFI and and turn the oven on. Once the propane "ignites" it will trip the GFI about 10 seconds later.

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  • morty2223 Jan 30, 2009

    Hi there, this is a propane range/oven. The number on the tag is 362.75206891. The stove is about 11 years old.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    I don't think electronic cooktops are supposed to be on a GFI circuit. Let me check and I'll get back with you shortly.

    Can you give me your full model number?



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My bad, yours is an oven.

I found the Owner Manual, but could not find the Installation Manual. Do you have it, and does it say to hook the oven to a GFI protected power source?

Just because of the way the electronics work in the oven, and the way the electronics work in the GFI, I don't think that they work together. The oven is a permanent appliance, so I don't know of any reason it would need it.

How long have you had this oven installed, and connected to the GFI? Has anything changed, like you washed the oven down and got water inside it. Is a non GFI circuit available nearby where you could wire the oven?

Let me know what you find. It's been awhile since I looked at a new Electrical Code (NEC) book, and even with that, you local ordinances can over ride the NEC.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

  • Mark Egan Jan 30, 2009

    OK. I can not find anything that says this unit should be on a GFI. It MUST be on a grounded circuit, but not a GFI.

    So again, unless you local ordinance requires this unit to be on GFI, and/or there is something I am not seeing about your kitchen setup, then you were fortunate that the unit worked as long as it did.

    And so while I didn't fix this problem, I can explain why it happens, and sure would appreciate your rating me a FixYa. And if you have further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.



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