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Old 10-04-2013, 06:33 AM   #1
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Working 20 amp gfci tripping on high amp appliances

I am running a vitamix, or a toaster oven, or a kitchen aid mixer on a 20 amp gfci that in replaced twice now, but it keeps tripping. The circuit doesn't trip, just the gfci does. I am never running all of these at the same time, only one at a time, yet just one of these appliances seems to always trip the outlet, and I have to reset it. The outlet is on its own circuit and is only feeding to one other outlet. I have checked the voltage coming from the wiring and everything looks good there. I have had to replace it because after it trips several times, it just stops working altogether. I don't see any moisture behind the wall in that spot. Does anyone have any advice because i feel like I have exhausted my resources trying to figure out the issue.


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Old 10-04-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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Defective appliances? Do they work on other GFCI circuits?
Disconnect the other receptacle from the LOAD terminals and see what happens.


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The GFCI was replaced, or the appliances?
The GFCI may be working properly, it may be a ground fault in the appliance.
You should have another GFCI protected circuit in the bathroom (depending on age of home) try using appliance there, see whether it trips or holds.
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Thanks for the responses. The appliances i have tried on other gfci outlets on other circuits in the kitchen and they work properly and I have replaced they gfci that is acting up a few times now so I don't know what it could be. I will try to disconnect the load receptacle later today and see if it is still acting up thanks for that advice. Maybe the load receptacle is bad and I just never really thought about it, I'll let you know if that changes anything. Thanks again.
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