for the last 2 days, my K Cup maker has been tripping the kitchen fuses. Ive moved the brewer to different circuits, thinking i overloaded the one circuit, but no luck. I plugged into GCFI as well and it trips that. I'm thinking something is wrong w/ the coffee maker.
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I can only guess but I think you are missing voltage on one leg of a 220V circuit. If you have a fuse panel 1 fuse is blown. Circuit breakers are made so that if one side trips it will automatically trip the other side but I have seen them fail. There is also the possability of a bad connection.
How many hotplates are there on the cooktop? How many elements are being used, oven and grill included, when the fuse blows? Is there one or two circuit breakers or fuses in the fuse board for the range? Need to know these details to be able to help.
If a fuse inside had blown, that would definitely reduce the current flow rather than trip the breaker.
I have replaced several breakers over the years; they no longer last forever.
Try your Amana on a different circuit, not in the kitchen; if that other circuit likes the oven, the breaker is bad.
If the alternate circuit breaker also trips, then you have not a blown fuse in the Amana but rather a shorted component inside and repairing the oven will likely cost about the same as replacing it.
I'm not completely certain what the problem is because it's not displaying your whole subject (it get's cut off after electricity to...). However, if it is solving the problem by moving it out of the kitchen, it's likely that the problem that the circuit is overloaded. Coffee makers have a large current draw, as do many other kitchen appliances. If you plug too many of them into the same circiut and then turn them on, you will put too high a drain on the circuit and it will cause the the current to become unreliable and then, eventually, through the braker or blow the fuse to protect the wiring in the wall (to keep it from catching fire). If this is the case, you need an electrician to run another circuit or remove some appliances from your kitchen.
Coffee makers have a heating unit in them which draw a lot of current. If it is on the same circuit as refrigerator, toaster and other it will trip the breaker. Also, some breakers are more sensitive than others. Have an electrician run a separate circuit for the coffee maker outlet. Try running it in the dining room outlet, which I hope is separate from the kitchen outlets. Is the house old? Older homes have a lot of mixed up wiring.
There is an electrical problem with the brewer. If you will please get the model and date code located on the bottom of the machine, and call customer service, we will be happy to assist you with this. The machine has a 3 year warranty and if the machine is 3 years old or less, it will be replaced at no cost. If it is over 3 years old, it will be replaced at a reduced price.
This should be a 220 volt appliance so I'm trying to figure how this was connected to a GFI. Does it have a second connection to power the controls?
Most GFI uints I have seen are not rated for large amounts of power consumption. I used to throw the one in my bathroom if I was running the electric heater and the wife fired up the hair dryer.
I'm wondering if this indeed does require the additional 110 connection then it sould be pulling heavy current from it to aid in the cleaning process. I've never seen a stove that needed the extra. My old electric range had only the 220 as well as my elders.
So if that is the case then you should not be running that through the GFI outlet because of the heavy drain will heat the breaker in the GFI and cause it to trip. Breakers actually work very similar to how the old fuses work. Heat causes the switch to throw. GFI units have a lower tolerance (designed to detect shorts quicker to save your life) and trip quicker than breakers do.
Make sure it is plugged into a 20 amp circuit. If it is in a kitchen it should be a 20amp breaker if it trips a 20 amp breaker it needs to be replaced. If it is a new house and you plug it in in the kitchen and it trips a 15 amp breaker then the house does not meet code. ref Article 210.52(B)(1) NEC