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Outlet causes breaker to trip when something is plugged into it.

Outlet causes breaker to trip when something is plugged into it.

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Old 08-10-11, 03:51 PM
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Outlet causes breaker to trip when something is plugged into it.

Every time I try to use this one outlet it trips the breaker I can't seem to figure out why. When I reset the breaker as long as nothing is plugged into that outlet it will reset fine but the ground fault indicator light comes on for a second. Please help
 
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Old 08-10-11, 04:07 PM
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Are you tripping the breaker or the GFI? What are you plugging into the GFI? How long ago did this start?
 
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It is a combination breaker and the receptacle is standard. We just moved in so I am not sure how long it has been going on for.
 
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Old 08-10-11, 05:57 PM
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Are you plugging in the same thing each time?
 
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Old 08-10-11, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by yama450yfz View Post
It is a combination breaker .
When you say it is a combination breaker, what do you mean? Is it an GFCI, AFCI, standard two pole or tandem breaker? Maybe a picture would help.
 
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