Not uncommon for a GCFI outlet to go bad. I don’t think after such a short time it should be doing that. Would You Like to Convert It Into Review? End of story. Same problem. Sad. If you wish that your prior post be removed, submit a notarized letter. This is my second Masterbuilt. Older ones sometimes tripped for false positives, but that's very rare with modern fuses/interrupters. I’ve had a Masterbuilt smoker for 2 years and after using it 3 times it keeps kicking out the breaker. The average electric smoker uses around 750 watts which is significantly less than a standard kitchen oven. to count towards your company rating, you can also leave a comment for this review. Our content is free because we may earn a commission if you purchase products after clicking ads on our website. Contact Review Author as Verified Representative, Business Solutions For Verified Company Representatives, Pissed Consumer © 2020 All However, these appliances require a fairly low wattage to operate. You are unlikely to be harmed as long as your non GFIC circuit is properly grounded and all the cords have 3 wires and are in good condition. Case settled. If not most likely you will find that masterbuilt is unable to work out a way to safe reliable way to connect wires to heaters. Poll: What Will Be The Outcome Of The LSU-Texas A&M Game? Needless to say I will not be spending another penny with Masterbuilt and wouldn’t recommend to anyone. Get contact details that poster left for the company. Can’t even contact Masterbuilt for questions as they’ve shut offices down due to virus. My smoker is also tripping the GFCI. The next technician that contacted me was more understanding. Review #1475016 is a subjective opinion of Masterbuilt Smoker. This is my second one and both units had the same problem. So I canned it. This causes a GFCI trip. Last time I’m used it for 6 hours but could not reset the timer after it kicked off. Turned on my smoker yesterday evening and as soon as the heating element kicked on, it tripped the breaker within 15-20 seconds, if not immediately. Thank You for Your Reply! Great Comment! Private messages do not impact your company rating. We are processing your message. Replaced the outlet and unplugged other devices. The first one done the same thing but I thought it was the way I cleaned it. Please beware the GFIC is tripping because it has detected a life safety fault. Now this one after 3 uses doing same thing. I'll never waste money on one again. Issues with mine are that you can't use an extension cord. The GFCI is tripping for a reason. I have had to change my out 3 times now. I now have a spare element. It's the element. Sounds like the element internal resistance wire is expanding and touching the metallic sheath( ground) as it heats up. 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Write a private message as Masterbuilt verified representative. Therefore, they will only cause problems for a breaker if there’s some type of fault. You will be able to edit the text before publishing. A new heater element should fix it. I have a 40” digital electric smoker. Turn it on and often the GFCI will trip. Related: Masterbuilt - WOULD NOT BUY EVER. re: Masterbuilt electric smoker tripping GFCI outlet Posted by Lsuhoohoo on 6/28/20 at 6:06 pm to Tigerpaw123 quote: Hope it is under warranty, pretty sure the control board is gone, if under warranty they will send you a brand new smoker, if not shite out of luck Weeks later I was contacted by any rep and he agreed to send me an element at no charge. After contacting customer service they said sorry for your problem you need to buy a heating element. Do some troubleshooting on the grill to find out if you can repair it, or need to replace it. Their support guy basically told me "tough sh*t". You can try to reach review author by writing a comment to the review or try one of our business solutions. It might be that the grill is operating as it was designed to, and it's simply … Product or Service Mentioned: Copyright @2020 Have used the unit three times. Hope it is under warranty, pretty sure the control board is gone, if under warranty they will send you a brand new smoker, if not shite out of luck. Is there a recall on these units or mfg defects. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting. As a last resort, even try plugging in the smoker to another GFCI circuit to check for tripping. I’d replace it and go from there. Some advertisers may pay us for this ad to appear on our website or provide us with a referral fee. I have read and agree to the Pissed Consumer. Cleaned it covered it and stored it. Master built electric smoker tripping the circuit Posted by Tigerpaw123 on 8/31/13 at 7:38 am. I’m taking it to the dump and wouldn’t recommend anyone getting that product Especially if the outlet interrupts with the same appliance every time then the problem is the appliance not the outlet. Have used the unit three times. This time I try to use it all it would do is trip the gfi outlet. So, first, check for wiring failure as stated previously, then try minimizing the length of smoker cord. Masterbuilt review rated 2.9/5.0 with 2 Comments: I have a 40” digital electric smoker.