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Model #3 Trips breaker
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:34:19 PM »
I have a model #3 that I had not used in a while.  When I plugged it in it tripped the GFI.  When I tried other GFI outlets and non GFI outlet I had the same issue. So after talking with Steve I replaced the element.

Before I plugged the unit back in I checked continuity with my volt meter.  When I checked between the hot a neutral on the plug I got 12-13 ohms which is what the element gave me before I installed it so that seemed normal.

Now when I checked between the hot and ground I also showed some continuity.  Is that normal?  I thought I may have a bad cable or connection.  The reading did switch between Open Line and some continuity.  I am NO electrician so I am not sure what normal is.

I did plug it in and it has been rock solid at 250 degrees for 30 minus or so.

Maybe I am being paranoid but I am trying to be safe.


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Re: Model #3 Trips breaker
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 09:05:10 PM »
I am no electrician but I would say that if your smoker is running and breakers not tripping, you are probably good.  The info at this link may held.  Also hoping some others with electrical background chime in.
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