AFCI trip


Old 02-12-06, 09:31 PM
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AFCI trip

I replaced the wiring in my two bedrooms last month. I installed a AFCI breaker in the panel for the two bedrooms. Everything worked great. Tonight, my wife turned on the bedroom light and the breaker tripped. I attempted to reset the breaker, but it tripped again. What are my options for troubleshooting?
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Old 02-13-06, 12:19 AM
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Most likely it is the GFCI function that is tripping.

Unplug everything on that circuit.

Take down the lumenaire and look for a ground-fault (hot-to-ground or neutral-to-ground).

Then start taking apart some of your other wiring to isolate the fault.

Is there any chance that the wiring was damaged?

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