GFI question

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Old 09-25-06, 03:56 AM
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GFI question

I have low voltage lights and sump pump on a 20 amp GFI circuit outside for my pool. Has worked well for about 2 years now the GFI will trip for no apparant reason, I have unplugged the low voltage lights but problem persists, dont think the sump pump is problem as it occurs when no ground water is present to cause it to kick on. Is there an easy way or instrument that will allow me to check the circuit to determine if the fault is in one of the outside plugs or could the breaker have just become more sensitive over the period of time it has been used? Cant think of anything that has changed since the circuit was installed.

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Old 09-25-06, 04:18 AM
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Unplug the sump pump to see if the problem persists. If the GFI resets and does not trip the problem is in the pump.
 
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POOL; Is this pool on a timer? If yes then it has probably worn out the GFCI. Change the receptacle and correct the pool wiring.
Sump pump; Any motor will wear out a GFCI.
 
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Old 09-26-06, 03:37 AM
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"Any motor will wear out a GFCI."


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