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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmmandan View Post
    Gfi on the receptacle. I grounded the machine to the trailer today so hopefully that will fix it.

    So, the GFCI trips when you are using the XMT but not when grinding?

    I would check to be sure the ground and neutral are correct on the XMT

    Some of the Vantages had pretty poor GFCI receptacles, I have replaced them on both of my machines.
    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gmmandan View Post
    Gfi on the receptacle. I grounded the machine to the trailer today so hopefully that will fix it.
    Gfi are finicky little *******s- even though the are called Ground Fault interrupters a whole bunch of things can trip them not just a fault.

    They only "look" for weird electrical activity passing through them not just a Ground Fault.

    The XMT being an inverter can induce harmonics back in to the line power on the Vantage.
    Loose connection in one of the extension cords or on the tool itself.

    Unplug all tool cords and see if the GFI trips when you run the XMT.

    Duallie has no problems so you can see that the GFIs are finicky. Works for him but not you
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    ZERO reaso to pop a GFI, you've got other problems

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    J Hall, The XMT doesn't have a neutral, only L1, L2, L3 and a ground, If I remember correctly ( Any one please correct me if I'm wrong ) if you run it off single phase 220volt, you don't use the red L-3.

    Your plugging the XMT into the single phase 230V plug, but you say the GFCI is tripping.

    My question is: Will the XMT power up but you don't have power to a grinder from the 115V GFCI plug.

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    Go to the source, talk to the cats that designed the machine. Call Lincoln's tech line: 216-481-8100.
    They have sharp guys and have answered every odd question I've ever had. Quickly.

    JT
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