A 1650 Watt element will go on momentarily but then causes the 20 Amp
GFI to break.
I tried it on 2 different GFI breakers.
When plugged into a non-GFI circuit, it works fine.
There are a few possibilities that my meager mind considered:
1> There is some current in the neutral leg. Multimeter does not
2> Buy a higher Amp GFI.3> The GFI is more sensitive to a load near its 20 Amp rating.
1650Watts/(20 x 115)
4> And the no-no answer, replace the GFI with a non-GFI breaker.
As the coils heat up they may leak enough current to ground to trip the GFI
breaker. Using regular breaker let unit heat up, quickly pull the plug and
measure resistance between hot lead and ground lead.
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