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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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Treadmills , Home Cardio
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Joseph Perez
by Joseph Perez Earned 1,562 community points in Treadmills
January 31st, 2012
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January 31st, 2012
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Mark T
by Mark T Earned 2,802 community points in Treadmills
February 1st, 2012
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February 1st, 2012
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Todd Chally
by Todd Chally Earned 7 community points in Treadmills
March 6th, 2012
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Tarun Kumar
Hi Todd, I bought a Horizon Treadmill and landed into the same issue. I checked at Home Depot and the max surge protector they have is for 15 AMP. the treadmill is of 20 AMP. Any suggestion for surge protector. I could only get Tripp-Lite ones and dont think so it has EMI RFI feature
Sapna Singh
Thank you for the help! Having the same issue on my new treadmill and did not know what the reason was. Figured it had to do with GFCI/AFCI. I did use a surge protector, but it was probably not up to 75 decibels.
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December 11th, 2012
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