I've done this before successfully so I am a little confused by this problem.
My goal was to wire one GFCI outlet and one downstream regular outlet protected by the GFCI outlet.
These two outlets are the only devices on a 10/3 run from two 20 amp breakers in my panel. As far as the 10/3, I'm using the red (hot) to power my pool heater ignition (the heater is gas, the electric power is for ignition only), and the black (2nd hot) to power the pool filter.
Nothing else is on this line. The black is hardwired into a outdoor (weatherproof) clock, which is then hardwired to the filter motor. This is working fine with no problems.
I wired the red (and white) to the GFCI outlet, tested it, and it worked fine.
I then removed the tape covering the other two screws on the GFCI outlet, and ran another pair of wires to the second outlet.
When I turned on the breaker, the GFCI tripped. I could not get the GFCI to reset without immediately tripping again.
So I backtracked. I removed all wires from the GFCI outlet. I wired the hot and white to the non GFCI outlet, put the breaker back on, and the non GFCI outlet worked fine.
Ok, then I back tracked again, and ran the hot and white to the GFCI, and "daisy chained" so to speak a hot and white to the second outlet (from the primary terminal screws on the GFCI) and both the GFCI and the second outlet work, however this does not provide GFCI protection to the 2nd outlet.
Do I have a bad GFCI? Or what did I do wrong?
Any help is appreciated,
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