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Big Chief smoker trips 20 amp GFCI

Element starts to heat up then the 20 amp GFCI trips. Any ideas why?The unit is several years old and has been in storage for about 2 yrs.

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  • hbg1 Jul 31, 2009

    Wow - thanks for the quick response.

    I tried it on three different 20 amp circuits, all of which I made sure had no other loads attached. All three tripped within 30 seconds of plugging in. Cord has three prong grounded type.

  • hbg1 Jul 31, 2009

    Plugged into three different 20 amp circuits all of which had no other loads. Cord has three prong grounded connectors.

  • hbg1 Jul 31, 2009

    Plugged into three different 20 amp circuits all of which had no other loads. Cord has three prong grounded connectors.

  • hbg1 Jul 31, 2009

    Plugged into three different 20 amp circuits all of which had no other loads. Cord has three prong grounded connectors.

  • hbg1 Jul 31, 2009

    Plugged into three different 20 amp circuits all of which had no other loads. Cord has three prong grounded connectors.

  • Jeremy Spatrisano May 11, 2010

    Is this being run on a dedicated 20 amp circuit, or are there other appliances also being run on this circuit?

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Try to use another out let and see if it is the GFI outlet first if it trip the new outlet then you know it the grill and not the outlet

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