With my Frigidaire induction range, new in 2021, the broiler tripped the Siemens 40A, 2-pole, 240V GFI breaker after the broiler operated for 6-8 minutes. No other mode of operation – with burners and/or oven, even with much higher amperage – tripped the breaker.
- My induction range is a Frigidaire model FGIH3047VFB, purchased new in 2021. To fix the breaker trips when operating in broiler mode, Frigidaire replaced the broiler element and oven relay board under warranty. No change in the tripping.
- For the heck of it, I removed/re-installed the breaker and wiring connections in my panel. The tripping problem stopped – for about a year. When the tripping started again, it was the same. Broiler operates OK for 6-8 minutes, then trips the breaker. Occasionally, when I turn off the broiler after just a few minutes, the breaker trips simultaneously.
- I have replaced the breaker with a non-GFI breaker (temporary) and with a second brand-new GFI breaker. The tripping stopped with the non-GFI breaker but started again with the new GFI breaker. So the fault is a ground fault.
- The data sheet for my range shows that the broiler element operates during Bake, Convection and Clean modes, as well during Broil mode. We have operated the range in all these modes and the breaker trips only in Broil mode, never in any other mode.
So, the question is: What is unique to Broil mode that is causing the ground fault? The only difference I can see is that Broil mode involves pressing the Broil touchpad button of the front control panel (instead of pressing Bake, or Clean, or whatever). Is it possible that a fault produced by the Broil button in the control panel touchpad could trip the breaker on ground fault?
Thank you for your help.