GFI Switch shorts out in kitchen
When I moved to a new apartment, and tried to plug in my machine, it shorted out all the gfi switches in the kitchen, so I just left the machine on the counter without it being used. I finally decided to do some troubleshooting on it. We tried plugging it into another outlet in the house and it worked without resetting the switches.
Me and a friend finally figured out because our maintenance at our apartments said our switches are fine and suggested we get an adapter. I had a 3 prong adapter, orange, and we plugged it in to the outlet and then plugged the machine into the orange plug and vualaa, it worked. Is there any other reason it would do this. I also submitted another question about the steam on the machine which I had problems with after reaching this solution. Could the fact that we are using the 3 prong adapter be the problem for its performance?
I got this one from Starbucks in California. That doesn't seem to be the case. All the outlets in the kitchen are gfi but the other plugs in the house are not. It's actually code for them to require them in the kitchen now. The plug is in good shape. It is a 3 prong plug. My roommate said by using the adapter, you are pretty much bypassing the ground.
Is this a good question?