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Old 09-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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I go an electric grill.... every time i plug it in my breaker flips?

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Where are you powering the grill from?
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More than 1500 watts,Need a 20 amp dedicated circuit.
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Is it just a standard breaker ?

Or is it a gfci ?

Two most likely possibles -

If it's a standard breaker.
then you have an overloaded circuit !
there could be many other things on that circuit already.
You will have to use another circuit,
or have an electricain upgrade the circuit.

If its a gfci,
then you have a leakage somewhere in the grill.
Its not unusual for heating elements to develope leaks to ground.
In which case you wil have to ditch the grill !
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Is it tripping the circuit breaker, or a GFCI? Does it trip instantly, or only after it has been on for awhile? If it's a GFCI that trips or if the breaker trips instantly, then there's probably a defect in the grill. But if the breaker trips after at least several tens of seconds (or longer), then it's probably just an overloaded circuit. Try a different circuit. See if you have a 20A circuit available with nothing else on it. There should be one for the kitchen counter receptacles, if it's a newer house. If it still trips the breaker on that circuit, then there might be something wrong with the grill.
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Yes it trips after a few min .... when it starts getting warm it flips ....its a new grill
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Yes it trips after a few min .... when it starts getting warm it flips ....its a new grill
WAIT !
If it tripps after a few mins it could be an overloaded circuit !
Try using the grill on another power circuit,
See if it tripps that one !

It could be an overloaded circuit or an defective grill.
lets find out which one it is !
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Are we allowed to say Amy looks cute ?
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It works on a different plug but i am really wanting 2 use the one outside ..... is there something easy i can do 2 b able 2 make it not overload?
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yes. try to find out what receptacles that circuit powers inside the house and try to move some of those things to other circuits. Depending on the age of the house, that might tie into a kitchen or bath circuit.
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Amy...

Is the breaker a GFCI type (with a test button built-in)?

And, can you tell us the Amps of the breaker (15 or 20)?

You may have a ground-fault condition that manifests itself when the element gets hot. If it's a new unit, you may want to return it to the store for a different one.
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