gfi and new treadmill


Old 01-25-00, 01:42 PM
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We recently purchased a new treadmill for our 3 year old home in MN. We cannot use the treadmill unless we plug it into a non-gfi circuit in the house. Otherwise 2 minutes into the running of the machine when you either increase the speed or the motor has to work very hard from the weight of the person on it and it will pop off the gfi in what ever room it has been plugged into. The ground fault interruptors are 20amp and we do not understand why this is happening in our new house? What are our options and do we need to install a higher amp gfi?
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Old 01-25-00, 03:34 PM
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hi crowhorn,
no u dont need 2 install a higher gfi.
a gfi is designed to sence current to ground.
whin a motor starts overloading some current will go 2 ground due to the design of a motor. we had a simuler problem in our home , i just installed a decated circuit non gfi and our problem was fixed, since u say every thing works fine on a non gfi id eather run it on an exsisting non gfi circuit or put in a decated 1......a decated circuit is a circuit that is from the panel and only supplys the 1 outlet.

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