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Old 10-16-2016, 02:33 PM   #1
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I need help. My gfci plug-in quits every few minutes, not while in use it just quits. I removed every thing from that circuit and it still quits every few minutes. I finally replaced the plug in, still the same, quits every few minutes. When I run a hair dryer - it works ok, but it will quit a few minutes later. I think it has to have a short some where but not sure how to find it, or what it could be. Thanks for any ideas.


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Old 10-16-2016, 04:58 PM   #3
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GFCI can go bad just because.
That's what this one sounds like it's doing if everything is off the circuit.
He said he replaced it, so the circuit is definitely seeing a fault of some kind.
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Bad or loose connection at power center area....buss bar etc.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:08 AM   #5
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Check for a hidden outlet in your outside compartments. I had one located in the compartment forward of the right rear wheel. The mounting screws were located into the wheel well.While driving in a rainstorm it caused water to penetrate into the outlet causing the gfci to kick out.I had to remove the cover plate and the receptacle to allow it to dry out. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:33 AM   #6
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Other outlets are normally daisychained off of the GFCI outlet. If there is a problem in any of these outlets, it will pop the GFCI.

Check your frig, it may be plugged into an outlet thats daisychained off of the GFCI outlet
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:13 PM   #7
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Think I found the problem! As suggested I checked the outside plug in. I did not know it was on that same circuit. I have a small fridge plunged in there and I think it is bad. I un plugged it, reset gfci and it has run a couple of hours without a problem. I imagine every tome it tried to come on it tripped it. Thanks to all for your thoughts. Now for a new fridge before TX.


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