GFCI receptacle question

Is it possible for a GFCI receptacle to go bad in the sense that it trips when it ordinarily would not?
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Neal wrote:

That particular failure mode is outside of my experience with thirty plus years in the craft. That does not mean it is not possible but I am dammed if I can see how. -- Tom
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On 26 Jul 2003 11:26:34 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@bellsouth.net (Neal) wrote:

Yes.
jim
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"> Whats a gfci Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
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I had a GFCI breaker that would do that. First it was only during thunderstorms. After awhile it started tripping out if the humidity got too high. Of course, I was not sure if it was tripping for a good reason. Finally decided to replace it and see what happened. The new breaker has not tripped so far.
Gary Dyrkacz snipped-for-privacy@attbi.com Radio Control Aircraft/Paintball Physics/Paintball for 40+ http://home.attbi.com/~dyrgcmn /
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