Where have all the powers gone, long time passing?
A somewhat interesting story. No advice needed, but I'll bet it's
I always turn most of my radios on with the sleep switch, including
the bathroom radio. I pushed the button, 90 showed in the screen (90
minutes), but no sound came out. I adjusted the volume, pushed the up
and down station buttons, the preset station buttons. I turned it off
and on again, tried all the other buttoms, the AM-FM switch. Gave up.
Tried again 24 hours later. Couldn't unplug the radio so I unplugged
the whole mutliplug with the Powermid and the TV. Clock on radio
still kept time. 3 minutes to reset itself, plugged back in, worked
no better. I'm thinking it's probably broken.
8 hours after that, I turned the tv on, but it didnt' work either.
10 to 15 seconds to realize the GFI had tripped. Even though the 90
displayed in the screen when I pushed the sleep switch button.
House is 32 years old. I have one GFI breaker, with outlets in all 3
bathrooms and the kitchen (but not by the washing machine iirc) and
the outside outlets. With the outside, I leave an extension cord
plugged in and lying on the cement all year for thh last 15 years, and
for the last 7 of 8 years, a radio plugged into that and sitting under
the shadow of a wooden table/shelf, 4 inches above the cement.
Sometimes I have a 100' cord for the electric mower plugged in. If
that's why it tripped, it's the first time. I'll look a little
tomorrow and try to post again.
The first or second summer, the GFI worked for a few months, then
tripped every few days and I coudlnt' find the problem. I couldn't
believe a breaker had failed in only 4 years, but it had.