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Old 06-27-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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Do GFIS go bad

Everything I plug something in in the GFIS protected circuit, it trips..after resetting everything works fine until I plug something else in...
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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Everything I plug something in in the GFIS protected circuit, it trips..after resetting everything works fine until I plug something else in...
You mean GFCI? How does a GFCI outlet work? | HowStuffWorks

Yes they do. I had to replace them before but normally when I do they will not reset at all. They can be a little touchy and trip easy.

Have you tried using different appliances on that same circuit?
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:26 PM   #3
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Yes they can go bad. They also do not like to be hooked in series.( GFCI protected circuit plugged into another GFCI protected circuit). IN addition, FR uses the punch-down connections on much of their AC wiring. These can fail and the little movement caused by plugging something in can cause an open or short.
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Old 06-27-2016, 04:48 PM   #4
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It happens on various outlets and different appliances..will replace gfi and check outlet connections for tightness when done with this camping trip..
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Yes, especially the cheap ones in RVs.
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:13 PM   #6
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They definitely can go bad, but the constant tripping might be indicative of a deeper problem. I'd start by replacing the outlet.
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