GFI trips

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Old 12-08-06, 12:25 PM
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GFI trips

If a GFI outlet trips and the other outlets in that circuit still recieve power,is it safe to say that the GFI outlet is at the end of the run or should the whole circuit be dead?
 
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Old 12-08-06, 01:27 PM
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If the GFCI trips, the whole circuit should be off. My GFCI tripped in the garage, and my bathroom(s), kitchen outlets went out with it as well. I would try replacing the GFCI. The GFCI should be at the beginning of the circuit if I'm correct.
 
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It depends on how the circuit is wired.

The GFCI can feed through to protect other receptacles, or not.

Do not assume anything until proven one way or the other.
 
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Old 12-08-06, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by marley458 View Post
If a GFI outlet trips and the other outlets in that circuit still recieve power,is it safe to say that the GFI outlet is at the end of the run or should the whole circuit be dead?

The only thing it is safe to say is the GFCI has nothing connected to the LOAD terminals. It could be the first thing on the circuit and still not trip the rest of the circuit.
 
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What is this rec. searving? Why did it trip? What was installed when it tripped?

These GFCIS', Will go bad, But typicaly for no reason...Doubtfull.

Most of these questions..... Something is missing.

Where is it? What was the weather? EtC.....

If this device is wired for line only, Nothing down stream will be affected.
 
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