|View single post by Matt_In_Michigan|
|Posted: Sat Nov 20th, 2010 07:01 am||
|Let me preface this with, this is a popcorn machine given to my wife's special education class. It's a $600 machine, that needed a new element for $35.
According to the schematic, my wires are hooked up correctly. However, once it reaches a certain temperature, it trips my GFI in my workshop. It doesn't trip my breaker, but the GFI. The thermostat in this thing is very rudimentary. It's basically a cover with 2 screws on top, and inside are two pieces of metal. 1 is V shaped and attached on both sides, and the other is just a flat piece attached on one end. I have a feeling the thermostat is bad, but have no idea if I can test it before I order a new thermostat.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
Attachment: 2388.png (Downloaded 24 times)
"You can buy it cheaper somewhere else. Or you could pay a fair value for it, and not have to wonder why your neighbor's factory job doesn't exist anymore. Cheaper is not better."