I’ve been having a problem with two different steam cleaners tripping
the GFI outlets they are plugged into. One is a Steam Master and the
other is a Reimers, both are two gallon, manual fill units. They each
will occasionally trip the GFI… like a couple of times a week.
I called Steam Master and they said that they don’t make their steam
cleaners to work on a GFI outlet. They said that the heating element
is in water, so of course it will trip. I have the steamers next to
sinks and local code requires a GFI within so many feet of water. I
have had the steamers plugged into GFI outlets for years and this is
a new problem.
Anyway, anyone had similar issues…or an alternative explanation?