Question about Anvil TSA8012 Indoor Grill
This is gonna be a best guess thing, as Anvil has discontinued this model.
You said that the sandwich press was stored in your garage for the last 5 years, so I am just about sure that moisture damage is the problem.
I can't seem to locate a manual, so I don't know if the press lid has a sensor or not.
It could be that the temperature sensor has rust on it, it wouldn't take much, to foul it out.
Also, the thermostat could also have moisture inside it, condensation would just sit there and collect if it sat for that long.
It's a shame that it's not working right, I have actually used these in the past when I worked for a food service company.
We used them to make steak sandwiches, and it worked perfectly for it.
Being aluminum, it was easy to clean as well.
Now, it could be the temperature control knob, there on the front has gotten moisture in the works of it, and that is what is causing it to short out your circuits.
That actually sounds like just the thing that would do that, if it's shorting out, it is probably sending power over multiple points on the dial at once, and that would indeed cause it to short out.
Now, it is also possible that the machine, once it starts to heat up, is just putting a larger load on the circuit than what the breaker is rated for.
Just because it can plug into a 220v outlet doesn't really mean it will work properly in any outlet that you could plug it into.
You need to check the breakers in your house, make sure that you are actually connecting into a 220v outlet, and not a 110 outlet.
If you are trying to get it to run in a 110v outlet, then no wonder it keeps tripping the breaker.
Ihope this gives you some ideas as to what is going on, and gives you a clue as to what to do to remedy the breakers tripping.
Good luck to you, and have a good day.
Posted on May 18, 2011
No the problem is not with the machine, its with the load on the circuit in your home. You have too many high rating items plugged into the same breaker. Try moving the load around to see if that helps. You could also use another outlet to try your sandwich maker on it instead.
If you have any older home, you may not be able to solve this problem without calling an electrican.
Posted on May 18, 2011
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