GFCI outlet tripping

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Old 09-02-16, 08:15 AM
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GFCI outlet tripping

Hello everyone, super noob here. So one of my gfci's in the kitchen has been tripping sporadically. Sometimes it trips a few times a day, sometimes it'll go a few days without tripping. I cant figure out what it is since almost nothing is connected to the other outlets in controls. Would it be other gfci's messing with it, would it be the actual gfci itself going bad/already bad, or some other underlying issue. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 09-02-16, 08:19 AM
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Would it be other gfci's messing with it
You shouldn't have a GFCI on a GFCI. Do you? Yes, in this case replacing the GFCI may be the first step in troubleshooting.
 
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Old 09-02-16, 08:29 AM
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No i do not. Is replacing a GFCI a simple task? I had one replaced by an electrician when we first moved into the house and it was like 120 bucks. Would like to keep the cost down to a minimum.
 
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Old 09-02-16, 08:33 AM
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Just remember to mark which black and white wire is on the line side and be sure to put them on the line side of the new one.
 
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Not a bad idea to take a picture with the wires still attached to make sure you get them put back the same way on the new receptacle.
 
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Great, thanks for the help folks. Will check out my hardware store today.
 
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