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Old 08-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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gfci tripped by waffle iron


I tried to use my waffle iron but its shutting off all of my gfci outlets in my kitchen, everything else that i plug in to the same outlet works fine, does this just mean that the waffle iron is fried? i havent used it in a few years but it worked just fine then. thanks

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yes. its time for a new waffle iron. the gfcis did what they are supposed to do and protected someone from shock

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Your waffle iron probably has a short to the case from a wire that has had the insulaton rubbed or worn. If it is tripping the GFCI and not the breaker is the telltale sign.
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