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How to Repair a Tripping GFCI Outlet


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

What is causing a GFCI outlet to trip off? How to Fix Common Problems with GFCI Outlets, Guide to Troubleshoot and Repair a GFCI Outlet Problem.

Guide to Troubleshoot and Repair a GFCI Outlet Problem

GFCI Electrical Question #1 What is causing a GFCI outlet to trip off?

Thanks, Jim
This electrical wiring question came from: Jim, from Montrose, Colorado.
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Related Question #2

This electrical wiring question came from Russell, in Crandon, Wisconsin.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electric wiring question Jim and Russell.

How to Repair GFCI Outlets

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Application: GFCI Outlet Repair.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the GFCI outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional basement electrical wiring should be done with a permit and be inspected.

EXAMPLE #1

Troubleshooting Checklist for GFCI Outlet Problems

EXAMPLE #2

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One Response to “How to Repair a Tripping GFCI Outlet”
  1. Brenda says:

    Thanks for the informative answer Dave!
    Thank you and your help and for all the research and information.