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gencoed 12-12-2008 05:43 PM

LCD keeps tripping the breaker
 
So I recently purchased a Samsung 46" LCD TV. I brought it home, plugged it in and it tripped the breaker. (15 amp breaker)

We determined that the TV only trips the breaker when the coax cable is attached to the TV. At one point, the Coax cable gave a spark when we tried to connect to the TV while it was plugged in. I was told there was a short in the TV. Exchanged the TV, same problem...

I had the cable company come in and checked the lines and everything is fine.

The way my living room is wired, my outlets work off two wall switches. The top is always hot, the bottom works off the switch. We figured out today that breaker only trips when the one light switch is turned on. When it is off, the TV works fine.....

I'm on my last leg here before I just return the TV and be done with it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

jbfan 12-12-2008 06:25 PM

http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/will-reverse-polarity-trip-breaker-33021/

Check here for some info.
You have other problems than the tv.

KE2KB 12-12-2008 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 197266)
http://www.diychatroom.com/showthread.php?t=33021

Check here for some info.
You have other problems than the tv.

Deja Vu!
I was hoping you would point the guy to this thread.

rgsgww 12-12-2008 08:26 PM

Returning won't solve it. I suggest reading the thread posted...but it is more than likely a hot to ground problem.

I hate it when stupid people wire houses:censored:

KE2KB 12-12-2008 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rgsgww (Post 197308)
Returning won't solve it. I suggest reading the thread posted...but it is more than likely a hot to ground problem.

I hate it when stupid people wire houses:censored:

If stupid people wire their own houses, eventually there will be fewer stupid people on Earth<g>

InPhase277 12-12-2008 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KE2KB (Post 197317)
If stupid people wire their own houses, eventually there will be fewer stupid people on Earth<g>

Problem is, they may accidentally take other people with them when they leave...

Gigs 12-13-2008 04:36 AM

Well on the plus side, all this grounded coax is letting people find these miswired outlets. :P


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