Kenmore gas oven trips GFI


Old 02-04-15, 04:48 PM
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Kenmore gas oven trips GFI

mine started tripping the GFI next to the oven today. Have not had this problem previously. We cleaned the oven today. Could we have gotten something wet that we shouldn't have?

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Old 02-04-15, 04:55 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Started a new thread for you as the other one was extremely old.

Does the GFI only trip when you turn the oven on ?
If everything got wet during the cleaning you might want to wait until tomorrow test again.
Old 02-05-15, 07:01 AM
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Hello Steve and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances topic.

The answer to the question is in the older post. The one your post was separated from. There is no need for the stove to be connected to nor plugged into a GFI. Same applies to a refrigerator. Both get cleaned from time to time but neither will be dropped, submerged, emerged fully or partially into water. The GFI in bathrooms and kitchens are there incase a hand held electrical device is dropped into water while being hand held. To help or hopefully prevent electrocution....

I know it's been there and working fine for some time. However, the appliance needs no GFI grounding. Over my years of appliance servicing I and many of my peers have encountered this condition. The rule was to discourage and/or disconnect the use of a GFI per the companies electricians both in residential and commercial applications.

Best advice I can offer. Do as you deem appropriate and good luck.
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