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My Saeco Aroma was working fine when suddenly it started throwing the GFI breaker every time I try to turn it on. No clue what could cause this reaction, does anyone else know?

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Its possible that the capacitor is damaged or the element.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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Let me offer this 'long' explanation ;)

GFI circuit breakers protect you from electrocution when touching metal parts of casings that be be under power due to internal shorts (live wire shorting to metal casing). Instead of allowing the user to be eletrocuted, the breaker trips if it senses a leakage current of over 5mA, a level of current that is too small to have any effect on you.

Heating elements can cause this problem when the alumina insulation around the heating wire inside the metal outer sheath breaks down, allowing the heating element to short to ground. 

As it is definitely a dangerous situation for the user, this should only be repaired by a qualified professional.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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