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The Ebara EPPD 3MS1 pump will trip the GFI breaker on the outlet

The pump will trip the GFI breaker on the outlet

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Will the Gound fault socket (outlet) support the current rating of the pump
is the outlet wired correctly where the return wire is in the correct spot and the high and ground is correct not switched around?
Does the pump run in a standard outlet?
Test it with a heavy duty extention cord if no standard outlet socket is nearby?
Is the pump shaft dragging putting an un necessary load on the motor?

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GFI circuit breakers and outlets are supposed to be tested monthly by simply pressing the TEST button and then the RESET button. Replace any GFI device that does not test correctly if wiring and devices / appliances connected are OK.

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