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What can you do if your new coffee maker keeps on blowing your GFIs but it works fine on your unprotected outlets but you want it on the GFI?

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09/13/2011

A properly functioning GFI compares the electrical energy going out through the "Hot" line to the current coming back through the neutral line. If there is a difference, the remaining electrical energy is going "somewhere else", and that condition is called a "ground fault."

If you assume that the GFI is working properly (that's a safe assumption if other appliances function normally on the GFI circuit), then the coffee maker has a ground fault. You should probably take it back and get one that works properly.

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A properly functioning GFI compares the electrical energy going out through the "Hot" line to the current coming back through the neutral line. If there is a difference, the remaining electrical energy is going "somewhere else", and that condition is called a "ground fault."

If you assume that the GFI is working properly (that's a safe assumption if other appliances function normally on the GFI circuit), then the coffee maker has a ground fault. You should probably take it back and get one that works properly.