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GFCI breaker tend to wearout and become more sensitive after time and use. Motor loads are especially hard on them. Also resistance loads such as heating elements. Your smoker may be pulling a bit more electric than it used too.
Check the power draw of the smoker when operating, if it is high then fuigure out why. It it is normal then replace the braker. Use a regular breaker if the GFCI is not required, or run a cord from an outlet that is not on a GFCI breaker.

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Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html
Do not use anything that trips GFCI in water.
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If nothing else is tripping your GFCI, then there is a short somewhere in the wiring of the smoker. Check the female connector you had to replace, as well as that particular to see if you can detect any melting of the insulation or a bad connection of the other end.

Typically, electric smokers use high heat resistor wiring. So, something in the wiring is not like it should be. Or it may be the heating element itself. If it's still under warranty contact the manufactirer.

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GFCI breaker tend to wearout and become more sensitive after time and use. Motor loads are especially hard on them. Also resistance loads such as heating elements. Your smoker may be pulling a bit more electric than it used too.
Check the power draw of the smoker when operating, if it is high then fuigure out why. It it is normal then replace the braker. Use a regular breaker if the GFCI is not required, or run a cord from an outlet that is not on a GFCI breaker.

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Fist, check to see if the inside circuits are getting wet from an internal leak. If so, fix leak, dry off components with a har dryer, try again.

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