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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 3:29pm
Subject: ECM Giotto Tripping the GFCI Circuit Breaker
 

I have my Giotto plugged into a timer, which is plugged into a GFCI outlet.

One morning as I was getting ready for work and the machine was turned on for maybe an hour, I heard the GFCI trip. Since then the Giotto trips the GFCI right away when it's turned on.

I've opened up the machine and so far I've found out that if I unplug one of the wires into the boiler, it will stop tripping the GFCI.

Any suggestions on what the problem might be and how I might go about fixing it?

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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 3:42pm
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My friends machine did the same, it was a bad heating element.  You can easily test the heating element with an ohms meter.

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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 3:49pm
Subject: Re: ECM Giotto Tripping the GFCI Circuit Breaker
 

If the wire that you unplug is to the element, then that makes it very likely.  From what I read GFI pop is often caused by the element on many machines.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:13pm
Subject: Re: ECM Giotto Tripping the GFCI Circuit Breaker
 

You might try it on another GFCI outlet as they can become more sensitive over time or after repeated triggering (or so I have been told), but odds are good that it is the element. It could be caused by a slight leak around the external element connections, but a pinhole in the element  itself is the likely cause.

 
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