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Old 07-30-22, 04:07 PM
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Hi there seems to some electrical issues in my bathroom that started about a month ago. The light flashes on and off as shown in the gif below. Also about once a week the lights and outlets in the bathroom stop working until I reset the GFCI in one of the outlets in the room. Can you suggest what I should do? Thank you


 

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07-31-22, 03:58 AM
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The on/off of the light does not appear random so there is something electronically causing it. Is there a dimmer in the light circuit? If so can you bypass it to test? The GFCI tripping indicates a wiring issue. With the bathroom breaker open, removed each switch, lamp socket and outlet and check the wire connections for being tight. Move any wire with a stab connection to a screw if available.
 
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The on/off of the light does not appear random so there is something electronically causing it. Is there a dimmer in the light circuit? If so can you bypass it to test? The GFCI tripping indicates a wiring issue. With the bathroom breaker open, removed each switch, lamp socket and outlet and check the wire connections for being tight. Move any wire with a stab connection to a screw if available.
 
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Old 07-31-22, 04:31 AM
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GFCIs typically don't trip on a wiring issue, they trip on a ground fault issue. If the GFCI is old I would start by replacing it. If the new one still trips I would disconnect whatever is connected on the load side of the GFCI and see if that clears the ground fault.
 
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Old 07-31-22, 12:32 PM
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There's no dimmer on the circuit but there is a fan. I unplugged the the items that were plugged into the gfci outlet and even after resetting the gfci the light still flashes.
 
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Is it an LED fixture ?.... if it is.... it's most likely defective.
 
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Old 07-31-22, 02:39 PM
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The GFCI has nothing to do with the light flashing. If it is an LED lamp or fixture it is likely defective.
 
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Can you educate me on why sometimes the light stops working at all (not flashing, just zero light) and resetting the GFCI makes the light start working/flashing again? Thank you
 
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Hellog, if I am reading post 7 correctly, the flashing light stops working because the GFCI tripped.
Resetting the GFCI restores power ( including the light) until it detects another ground fault.
 
 

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