04:00AM | 07/07/06
Member Since: 03/25/06
39 lifetime posts

I recently installed a sump box for a washing machine in the basement my house. Both the washing machine and the sump are plugged into the same outlet. The problem I have is the washer keeps tripping the outlet for no apparent reason. If I put the washer on a different gfci via an extention cord, it works fine and the sump wouldn't trip it. Now, however, it seems that even the sump box is tripping it. The basement is quite damp and when it rains hard a small amount of water will come in from one wall near the washer, but it's not in contact with the washer.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help!

Bruce Ridenour


02:16PM | 07/08/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
GFCI's are not needed on appliances (and that includes sump pumps) that are normally fixed on place and not readily moved.

Assuming that you have an EGC ground in the box and the sump pump cord is complete with the appropriated grounding plug then there is really no need fo rthe GFCI.


04:31AM | 07/09/06
Member Since: 03/25/06
39 lifetime posts
Thanks for the help. I'll change that back to a regular grounded outlet.



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