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If a microwave trips a GFI & the outlet resets, is it unharmed?

If a microwave trips a GFI & the outlet resets, is it unharmed?

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Old 05-05-12, 06:04 PM
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If a microwave trips a GFI & the outlet resets, is it unharmed?

I won't use that microwave again, but does the outlet need to be inspected?
 
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Old 05-05-12, 06:26 PM
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If you press "TEST" and the GFCI trips, then you press "RESET" and the device resets, the GFCI is working as it should. If the GFCI fails to test, it must be replaced.
 
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Old 05-05-12, 07:39 PM
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I won't use that microwave again
Or especially if it is an old GFCI the GFCI may be bad.
 
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Old 05-05-12, 08:16 PM
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I agree with Ray and Justin. To add, your appliance may be the problem. If you have another GFCI receptacle in the house, try using the Micro on it. just my .0001 cents.
 
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Old 05-06-12, 12:04 AM
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Well, the GFCI is about 15 years old, which I guess is pretty old.
 
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Old 05-06-12, 07:46 AM
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Well, the GFCI is about 15 years old, which I guess is pretty old.
Probably beyond expected life span plus older GFCIs were more sensitive to false trips. Replace GFCI and see if the MW continues to trip.
 
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