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airborne32

03:25PM | 02/17/02
Member Since: 02/16/02
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I have a GFCI that tripped once reset then about week later it stays tripped, replaced it with new one but still stays tripped. Trying to figure out what is making it stay tripped. Need so help

BobF

01:21AM | 02/18/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
A GFCI essentially protects you from short circuits caused by improperly grounded devices. They protect not only that outlet, but other outlets downstream from it. Something plugged into another outlet is causing the problem or perhaps one of the outlets has a problem. ID all the outlets protected by this GFCI and then unplug everything plugged into them. And try to reset the GFCI.

One other possibility is you wired the new GFCI incorrectly. There is a difference between line and load. Not all GFCI outlets have the identical "configutation". That is, some have the hot line at the top, others have it at the bottom. Same for the load hot.

At this point, I'd bring in an electrician. No offense, but electricity is dangerous and you have not grasped the basics yet.

BTW - the I stands for Interrupt, not indicator.

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