GFCi breaker

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by k4man, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. k4man

    k4man Newbie

    I used my new 40" smoker last Sunday for the first time, ran it for nearly 3 hours seasoning it, then smoked chickens on Monday. I went to smoke pork today and the breaker immediately trips. Can anyone help?
  2. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You probably have some moisture somewhere in the circuits.  Try using a blow dryer to dry out any exposed wiring.  Give it a while and try it again.

    Good luck,

  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Try it on a regular (non gfci ) breaker. If it does not trip then you may have a weak GFCI. MES recommends to not use GFCI circuits w/ the MES.

     If it trips  a reg breaker then return the unit to wherever you bought it.
  4. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Unfortunately under the building code for the last 10 years or so ALL outside, garage, basement, kitchen, bath, or other damp environment outlets are supposes to be on a GFCI breaker.  Just because the outlet does not look like a GFCI does not mean it is not on a branch where a GFCI is located "upstream" (which makes it on the GFCI).

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