My house is two years old. This afternoon my Gfci outlet started tripping
repeatedly .while the oulet is resetting itself repeatedly,I can hold the reset
button and nothing stops it,it just keeps resetting after a minute or two it
will stop and reset correctly. Is there a wiring problem or as the outlet gone
On Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 8:44:04 PM UTC-5, 4fordad wrote:
Pre-warning: Kill the power to the GFCI at the source before performing
the following check.
Assuming there is nothing plugged into the GFCI when it is tripping, check
to see if there are downstream receptacles or fixtures connected to the
load side of the GFCI. If there are, remove them and then re-apply power.
If the GFCI still trips (or if there is nothing on the load side to begin
with) then you most likely have a defective GFCI.
If there was something on the load side and the GFCI works fine once they
are disconnected, work your way down the "stream" until you find the culprit.
I would check for loose connections on the GFCI receptacle. You did not sa
y where this receptacle is located, but it is possible that it can be prote
cting other receptacles in the house such as the basement, garage, outdoors
, etc. A problem with something plugged into any one of them could cause th
e GFCI to trip.
Yes, it is possible for the GFCI to go bad.
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