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A short in system somewhere use meter to test components and wiring

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To prove it - just disconnect the electrical wires to the motor and turn the breaker back on.
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Note: it's possible that the capacitor on your motor is shorted - but I doubt it. i would bet on the motor. In any event - you have a 'direct short' which is causing your breaker to pop, and I would bet it's the motor.
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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.
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