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Old 08-21-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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Gfi tripped

GFI tripped and have disconnected the down line to see if anything beyond gfi was shorted. Still gfi won't reset. Thinking it must be in the panel or somewhere between the panel to the gfi. BTW, new gfi and has the green light showing on the gfi. Any hints to the solution?
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:08 PM   #2
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GFI tripped and have disconnected the down line to see if anything beyond gfi was shorted. Still gfi won't reset. Thinking it must be in the panel or somewhere between the panel to the gfi. BTW, new gfi and has the green light showing on the gfi. Any hints to the solution?
You say new GFI, is this replacing one that tripped previously?
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GFI tripped and have disconnected the down line to see if anything beyond gfi was shorted. Still gfi won't reset. Thinking it must be in the panel or somewhere between the panel to the gfi. BTW, new gfi and has the green light showing on the gfi. Any hints to the solution?
Are you at home and plugged into a GFI circuit? 2 gfi's in series don't play nice.
Unplug anything downstream of the GFI. bathroom, kitchen, outside. Any outlet within 6' of water. Also storage areas.
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Replaced the old gfi just to make sure. Unplugged everything downstream. Tomorrow, will open up the panel and check for loose wiring, breaker, etc. Crissing my fingers.
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Replaced the old gfi just to make sure. Unplugged everything downstream. Tomorrow, will open up the panel and check for loose wiring, breaker, etc. Crissing my fingers.
After you have checked the panel then go downstream and pull every outlet and look for loose wiring or grounds touching hot. or neutral. When you replaced the GFI did you take note of Line and Load connections? If you find no Loose connections, Go back to the GFI and disconnect the load side. The outlet should work. Then go down the line again disconnecting one pair of wires. Think daisy changed. this is how you find a hidden connection. Electric troubleshooting 101.

You didn't answer the question. Are you plugged into a GFI circuit? Do you have power at the GFI after it is tripped?
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I don't believe so. I spoke with a mobile repairman and he said that it I disconnect the down stream hotwire and the gfi still doesn't reset, the problem is most likely between the panel and the gfi. That's my next step. I'm glad to get any suggestions to resolve this pesky problem.
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I don't believe so. I spoke with a mobile repairman and he said that it I disconnect the down stream hotwire and the gfi still doesn't reset, the problem is most likely between the panel and the gfi. That's my next step. I'm glad to get any suggestions to resolve this pesky problem.
The down stream hot wire at the gfi I meant to add.
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The GFCI doesn't look up stream. In simple terms, it looks at the current flowing into it from the hot side and compares it with the current flowing back in the neutral side and if they differ by a preset amount it trips.

Check for moisture or spider webs in outlets especially any outside. Spider webs will attract moisture and provide a high resistance bypass path that will not trip a breaker, but will trip a GFCI.
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The down stream hot wire at the gfi I meant to add.
Do you have power at the GFI Breaker? The GFI outlet must have power to reset.

That's why we need to know what you ate plugged into? Pleas answer the questions we ask so we can help.
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Do you have power at the GFI Breaker? The GFI outlet must have power to reset.

That's why we need to know what you ate plugged into? Pleas answer the questions we ask so we can help.
Yes. There is a green light on the gfi.
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