GFCI Tripping


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Old 09-25-13, 06:37 PM
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Angry GFCI Tripping

I recently noticed an outside light not working. I happens to be a a GFCI protected circuit so I reset the GFCI. When I turn the light on it immediately trips it again. I installed this light 3 years ago and have been using it all along. I disconnected the light and checked the wires on it and the wall switch, both appear OK. If I reconnect the light without attaching the ground wires, all works OK. What's causing this problem?

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Old 09-25-13, 07:30 PM
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You have a ground fault. I suspect the neutral is touching the ground wire somewhere at the fixture.
 
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Old 09-26-13, 06:56 AM
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Thanks...I'll check it out.
 
 

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