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Start coffee machine and electricity of the house got gone

Hi, I wanted to start the coffee machine, but the electricity of the whole house went off right after I pressed the 'start' button. I had tried again, but the electricity still got gone. Its a Delonghi Caffe Corso. We just bought 3 or 4 months ago. can anyone help and tell me what cause that?

Thank you very much in advance!
Monica

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  • monicafay Sep 08, 2009

    oh, actually it trips the main breaker to the whole 2nd floor of the house. the electricity for the 1st floor is fine.

  • monicafay Sep 08, 2009

    I am unsure of the total amp, but its been working well for the past 3 or 4 months, never tripped the main breaker of the 2nd floor until today. after it tripped the main breaker, i turned the main breaker ON, but it triped right after i press the 'start' button of the coffee machine. maybe there's something wrong with the coffee machine?

  • monicafay Sep 08, 2009

    Thanks for sending me solution again. Before I read what you just sent, I was downstairs with the coffee machine to the downstair. it triped the main breaker of the 1st floor almost at the same time when I pluged. I guess there must be something wrong with the coffee machine then.
    Anyhow, thanks again for sending solution to me!!

  • roberta3fan May 11, 2010

    It trips the main breaker to the whole house?

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K, do you know in the breaker box for the second floor what is the total amp service of the box?

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  • roberta3fan Sep 08, 2009

    Yes, I would say so, but it should trip the circuit breaker before it tripped the main breaker. unless the breaker that you have is for all the second floor and you dont have individual circuit breakers. If thats the case then yes the coffee maker is causing the problem. Its pulling more amps than your service has therefore it trips the breaker.

  • roberta3fan Sep 08, 2009

    A test you can do, unplug coffee maker and plug in something else in that plug, say vacuum cleaner and see if it trips the breaker.

  • roberta3fan Sep 08, 2009

    K, good luck

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