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The circuit breaker on the unit pops almost every time I use the unit, what might be causing this?

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  • joew930 Feb 05, 2010

    THe unit has been replace once for the same reason.

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Hi, when the breaker trips every time you turn it on, the unit has a dead short. It may have a frayed wire where it goes into the units motor, or the motor it self may be shorted out.A bare hot wire that touches metal will pop the breaker right away. I would look the cord over very well to see if anything may be bare. If not, the problem is further into the motor section of the unit, and more then likely the motor has failed. This is why the breaker is there for this reason. In case it overloads or you have a short, it trips to keep the unit from burning. Please keep me posted.
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Shastalaker7

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    Robert Horton Feb 06, 2010

    Hi, even if it has been replaced for whatever reason, you have a short in the unit, where has to be determined. If you are inclined to check the wiring to the unit, you may find the short.What ever was replaced before, the breaker, Or what, needs to be looked at again as it has happened again. You can start disconnecting electrical parts to the unit one at a time until the unit quits tripping the breaker and you will find out what is faulty. If you are saying it was the breaker that failed the 1st time, it could be the breaker again, as they do wear out. Let me know what was replaced and we can go from there.
    Shastalaker7


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