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Engine block heater keeps popping the breaker...

Hey guys, any advice would be great!
I have an 07 F250 Lariat with the factory heater setup. I plug the cord in every night because it gets down around 0 degrees... I've noticed that if it rained or snowed during the drive, the breaker pops instantly or within 30 seconds. It never happens if I have driven on a dry day, so I'm assuming that something is getting wet and causing the current to connect.

Please guys, any advice on how to avoid this would be great. I HATE hearing the truck crank over in 0 degrees each morning!


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breaker pops or a GFI in the same circuit ?

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breaker pops or a GFI in the same circuit ?
GFI, sorry for not being clear.

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GFI's are super finicky specially on a load like a heating element

so a drop of water anywhere will cause an issue

your trucks connections should be water tight up until the connector plug to the extension cord ,, if u can keep that dry and it still trips I would double check the water proof caps at the element and cord to plug transition


also search Marinco Mod ,, very usefull

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