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Old 12-12-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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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.

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Will reverse polarity trip breaker??

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

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Will reverse polarity trip breaker??

Check here for some info.
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Deja Vu!
I was hoping you would point the guy to this thread.
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Returning won't solve it. I suggest reading the thread posted...but it is more than likely a hot to ground problem.

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

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If stupid people wire their own houses, eventually there will be fewer stupid people on Earth<g>
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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...
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Well on the plus side, all this grounded coax is letting people find these miswired outlets. :P

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