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Gfci trips. Hi - I have had my Saeco for 10 years now. Since earlier today the gfci trips whenever I am trying to use it. Any ideas? Thank you!

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GFI safety trips whenever it detects moisture. Normally this happens when water splashes over when filling or brewing coffee. This has happened to me several times. You must dry the machine out totally inside and out. I have used a hair dryer successfully both times. It is possible that you have a short circuit. If you want to veryif that it is moisture and not a short circuit, plug your unit into an outlet that is not GFI protected. If it kicks the breaker, then you definately have a short circuit in the machine. This would require dismantling the machine to find where hot wires have come into contact with bare gound.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

  • leonidas137 Oct 05, 2010

    Hi -

    Thank you very much for your answer. Saeco was fine for the last couple of weeks, now it is happening again. Just plugged it in a regular outlet and it worked. So, no short circuit....Any other ideas? Thank you again!

  • Harry Presley Oct 06, 2010

    If it works in a regular outlet but not in the gfi outlet, it is the same problem happening again. The gfi is sensing moisture somewhere inside the coffee maker. If you splash even a drop of water outside the reservoir and it seeps into the timer or on/off switch etc, or if a few drops fall from the brew basket while you are pouring coffee, it will kick the gfi, but not a regular outlet. If there is no obvious way that water is getting into the machine like that, it must have a very small leak somewhere inside the machine. It must be letting enough moisture out to kick the gfi, but not enough to leave a puddle of water under the machine. If you have a very small internal leak, it is probably going to be very difficult to find and repair the leak. Many times you will do more damage taking it apart than you can fix. As I see it. you can use the machine on a regular outlet, prevent moisture from getting into the controls, or replace the machine.

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