GFCI Outlets


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Old 04-20-03, 04:45 PM
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Question GFCI Outlets

This is one i havent heard b4. My brothers house had a GFCI outlet that keeps tripping on its own, so i replaced it and ckd the wiring and the ground and everything is right. It still intermittently trips, im stumped im just a low voltage electrician, any ideas are appreciated.
 
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Old 04-20-03, 05:19 PM
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Does it trip with no loads? Are there other outlets down stream of the GFCI, and how are they connected (line side or load side)? Where it is installed?
 
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Old 04-20-03, 05:20 PM
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GFCI outlets

You might also want to check the breaker that controls this outlet as well as the appliances that are plugged in here. In houses where I have lived where my blow dryer started turning off the outlet, it was a sign that my blow dryer was on the way out. I am sure with all the wiggling of the blow dryer to blow my big head of hair dry, that I develop a short in the dryer. I am not an electrician, but this is a thought. Check the appliances as well as the breaker if you have installed a new receptacle.
 
 

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