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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Well, codes require that all of the kitchen outlets be on GFCI protection. If this unit has its own circuit, you might try placing a GFCI breaker in their panel and then installing a conventional outlet for the ice maker to plug into, and then you can label it as "GFCI protected."

    You could also try replacing the GFCI outlet itself with a different brand. Some are more accurate and less sensitive to false actuation.
    Did it used to be a certain distance from a sink? I never heard all of them had to be. How about if it was hard piped no outlet?

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    Disconnect the curtain switch from the board and put a jumper in there and manually open the circuit when the curtain physically opens. If the GFCI doesn’t trip then the cause is the switch or wiring.

    Even if that fixes it your going to have issues in the future if that machine is plugged into a GFCI. Not sure what the local code is but if you hard wire it does that negate The need for GFCI protection?

    Also Pass and Seymour once made a GFCI with a high milliamp rating and it was very forgiving. You could look into that too.


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    The distance from a sink was the first iteration of the GFCI requirements..... now they're required in basements, kitchens, and several other places..... everything outside, etc etc etc.
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    A disconnect will fix the gfci issue
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    Manitowoc recommends a GFCI breaker and not that nuisance causing GFCI outlet.

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    The story ends happily. I replaced the switch. I wasn't sure what other direction to go with it. We have a used model in the shop I grabbed a switch from. I haven't yet put the problem switch in the one in the shop, but when I do, I'll post the results. Local code does require GFCI, and any sort of rewiring would have been expensive. This was in a drive thru window and everything was tiled. I'm glad it works...but sometimes I want to know WHY. I guess I just like learning and being able to explain things to my customers.

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    well, i recommend you to go and watch video on youtube. I'm sure you will sort out your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2lt_swenson View Post
    The story ends happily. I replaced the switch. I wasn't sure what other direction to go with it. We have a used model in the shop I grabbed a switch from. I haven't yet put the problem switch in the one in the shop, but when I do, I'll post the results. Local code does require GFCI, and any sort of rewiring would have been expensive. This was in a drive thru window and everything was tiled. I'm glad it works...but sometimes I want to know WHY. I guess I just like learning and being able to explain things to my customers.
    No rewiring is needed. You just put a conventional receptacle in the outlet box and replace the breaker with a GFCI breaker.
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