Treadmill tripping breaker
I just built my house...3 months old. Just bought a brand new treadmill. It is rated for 15 amps and I have it plugged into a 15 amp outlet. There is nothing being ran off of this breaker except 2 can lights and the treadmill.
Once I start the treadmill...if I'm on it while I start it, it trips the breaker immediately. If I start the treadmill while not on it, I can get the speed up to 2.0 before the breaker trips. I've moved it to 2 other locations in the house...all the same thing.
In the handbook. It says, "The treadmill is not compatible with GFCI-equipped outlets and may not be compatible with AFCI-equipped outlets" All of the breakers in the house are either GFCI or AFCI. I didn't try it in a GFCI...only the AFCI. I'm betting this is my problem so I guess I would need to change an outlet or breaker from AFCI to something else?? I'm not an electrician, so can someone walk me through what I need?
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