Outdoor gfi tripping randomly???

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Old 10-11-16, 09:18 PM
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Outdoor gfi tripping randomly???

im on my second gfi first one wouldn't reset so thought it was the gfi. now i replaced it and two weeks later i went to use it and it tripped...
what else could be causing this??
 
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Old 10-11-16, 09:53 PM
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Do you have something connected to the outgoing LOAD lines ?
Was/is the GFI receptacle getting wet ?
 
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Old 10-13-16, 03:03 PM
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Its in a sealed box with a cover . But I beleieve the one I bought is a indoor one .
 
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Old 10-13-16, 03:08 PM
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So you are saying that there is only one black and one white wire connected to it... plus a ground ?
That would definitely be a dampness issue.
 
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I dont think I bought one what was rated for outdoors . But its in a grey box with a cover
 
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Old 10-13-16, 06:27 PM
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I dont think I bought one what was rated for outdoors . But its in a grey box with a cover
True, the code requires the GFCI receptacle to be weather resistant, but the type you have should work fine for several years. Not being weather resistant is not the reason you had a GFCI tripping problem, although it is a code issue. You have someone trying to help you so help him out by answering the questions.....please.
 
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