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How to Repair a Tripping GFCI Outlet

GFI and GFCI Questions: The GFCI Does Not Always Trip, Lost Power to Other Plugs and Light, The GFI to my Bathroom Quit Working. 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 Questions: What is causing a GFCI outlet to trip off?

GFCI Problem #1: The GFCI Does Not Always Trip

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This electrical wiring question came from: Jim, from Montrose, Colorado.
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GFCI Problem #2: Lost Power to Other Plugs and Light

This electrical wiring question came from Russell, in Crandon, Wisconsin.
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GFCI Problem #3: The GFI to my Bathroom Quit Working

This electrical wiring question came from Bill, a Homeowner in Titusville, Florida.

Dave’s Reply to these GFCI Questions:
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.

Troubleshooting Checklist for GFCI Outlet Problems

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New GFCI Outlet Problem

How to Test a GFCI Outlet and GFCI Circuit

Testing a GFCI Protected Circuit

Testing a GFCI Receptacle Outlet

Replacing a GFCI Circuit Breaker

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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.