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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012, 2:57pm
Subject: GFCI trips when machine is off...
 

So I just replaced the hot water pipe going from the steam boiler to the hot water valve.  My machine triggers the GFCI when I plug it in, even with both switches in the off position.  I talked to one of the guys at Chris' and he thinks it's probably just due to something being wet inside - as one spills a considerable amount of water from the steam boiler during this repair.  I spent about 15 minutes with a blow dryer, but that hasn't worked yet.  Hopefully, that just means it's still wet where it matters.

I was very careful with the wires and have double checked all of the connections.

If anyone has other thoughts, I'd love to hear them.

 
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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012, 3:03pm
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Not in the cord, or GFI itself?  Probably a wet part, where it matters, as you suspect.

 
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Posted Thu Nov 29, 2012, 3:54pm
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yeah, the GFI was triggering as soon as I plugged it in, even with the switches in off mode.  So since my first post, I went up and shaved, took a shower and then came back down and tried it again...whoohoo!  All is well.  This sense of accomplishment feels damn good!

Thanks for your reply.

 
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