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Is there a exterior GFI outlet that can be reset remotely using Bluetooth?

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SOURCE: GFI outlet fuse trips even when nothing is plugged in

hi there, there is a shorted electronic parts at your power supply, fuse allways blows means a shorted diode, regulator and a transistor. it should be replace, do some testing and replace the defective parts. ty

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SOURCE: Keeps tripping GFI outlets

The key here is to identify the problem as being either the coffee maker or the GFI receptacle... a simple test can be done as follows...
Try plugging the Coffee Maker into another GFI receptacle .. you may have one in the bathroom? If it trips that too, then you have an internal wiring problem with your coffee maker.. if it doesn;t ..then your GFI receptacle may be bad or on the verge of going bad .. either way..this should narrow the problem down to one or the other.. hope this helps..

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SOURCE: GFI outlet is tripping because of refrigerator in the garage.

Hi: Yes, replace the GFI outlet. A refrigerator should not be plugged into one for what you are experiencing and food loss. This was an easy answer for me, but unfortunately not for you The owners manual covers this, but us men don't read them (Well I had to as I worked with them for 30 years). Good luck, Jeff

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SOURCE: had item plugged into exterior plug and it did

COULD BE THAT YOU HAVE A BAD BREAKER OR A BAD GFIC .. USE A VOLT METER AND START AT THE BREAKER , GFI THEN OUTLETS . I THINK YOU HAVE A BAD BREAKER, JUST CUZ IT LOOKS GOOD DON'T MEAN IT AINT BAD ! TEST = VOLT METER $ 10 AT AUTO PART STORE... GOOD LUCK AND I'FN I WAS ANY HELP, PRAISE IS APPRECIATED .. SO VOTE JAY MOTORWIZJ

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The initial power surge when you turn it on is probably tripping the GFI. I doubt that it is the TV.

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Quite often there are several outlets on a GFI outlet. It does not have to be the one you are plugged into. Find the GFI outlet in the area where you have it plugged into and reset that. If it won't reset then you have a bad GFI outlet.

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I plugged a 30 amp power supply cord from an rv to a 15 amp house outlet to run a/c to rv . gfci tripped and wont reset. damaged gfci or something else?


A GFI outlet works independently of sensing an overload condition. Overloads are dealt with by the circuit breaker or fuse in your electrical panel. The GFI simply compares the current on the hot terminal (black or red wire) with the current on the neutral terminal (white or gray wire) and interrupts the current if there is more than 5mA (0.005 Amps) difference between the two.

Remove the load - in this case the RV plug - from the GFI outlet and attempt a reset. Make sure you're pressing the RESET button and not the TEST button. If it resets - you're all set. Reconnect the RV plug to a different outlet - preferably NOT a GFI type.

If it still wont reset, it is important to know that GFI outlets can be wired in such a way that any circuit extended to other outlets (lights, too) via the LOAD terminal screws will also be protected by the GFI. We need to be sure that there wasn't something else causing the fault. Check other nearby outlets for functionality. Remove plugs from any outlet found not working and attempt to reset again.

If it will not reset - it is possible that the internal sensing circuitry has been damaged due to such a large amount of current trying to pass. In this case, replacing the GFI outlet will be needed.

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Are you sure you have power at the outlet? If not check your circut breaker box. You may have a GFI circut. The GFI outlets are very sensitive. They have reset button and test button. If other "non GFI" outlets are on the same cirute they are affected by the GFI outlet. The GFI outlets do fail at times, and need to be replaced. Have you had recent power outage? Sometimes our "smart devices" are too smart.
If you have power, I'd unplug for a few hours and see if that might reset it's "brain" If that doesn't help you may have a panel problem. Owner's manual? Check troubleshooting section. Warranty?, pursue that. Age of microwave? Consider the cost of repair vs. finding a lightly used "working" microwave.

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Most are green when functioning properly. Many have no lights at all. Try depressing the reset and see if the outlet works again. If not there are other things to look for. Often times one GFI outlet feeds multiple more outlets from the "load" connection on the back side of the GFI. If there is something wet, overloading the rating, or something with a fault in any of the outlets multipled off the single GFI it will trip. Disconnect all devices then attempt to reset. If that doesn't work and you possess some electrical skills pull the GFI outlet and disconnect the wires going to the "load" connection (While power is off) Re-energize and attempt to reset the GFI Outlet. If it resets your problem is beyond that outlet in the circuit of what you disconnect. You may not have found all the affected outlets. FYI if you have a 15amp GFI the rule of thumb is you can put more devices on outlets working off or through the GFI that add up to more than 1500 watts. If it is a 20amp GFI a quick rule of thumb is no load over 2000 watts. Space heaters, blow dryers, and hair curlers are often 1800 watts each. One alone and can trip a 15 amp GFI.

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Hi Rex,

It sounds as if the upstairs bathroom outlet and the outdoor outlet are on the same circuit. There's a very good chance that these are GFI or "ground fault interrupter" type outlets, as these locations (and others) have required this type of protection for over 30 years. It was a common practice to run a circuit from the panel to one of these locations (or another) and then run from here to the next outlet and then on to the next. Since the GFI outlet could be purchased for around $10 instead of $30 for a GFI breaker, electricians would install outlets instead - both offered the same protection. A "regular" breaker would supply power to this circuit - but the very first outlet would get a GFI type outlet. It would be wired to the LINE terminals and the cable that feeds the rest of the outlets on this circuit would be connected to the LOAD terminals. If there was a ground fault condition, this GFI outlet would trip, but the circuit breaker would remain on. You would locate and RESET the tripped GFI outlet to restore power. The only time the circuit breaker would trip is if the circuit was overloaded. Overloads would NOT cause the GFI outlet to trip.

Now that you understand how it was typically wired years ago (and still a lot of times today), you should check all the outlets outside your home, in bathrooms, basements, garages, and inside your home next to doorways that lead directly to grade of your lawn or deck. These are required places for GFI protection. Press the RESET on any tripped GFI outlet to restore power. If the outlet will not RESET, there is a condition where the hot wire (black, red or blue insulated wire) is in contact with ground, or a device or appliance connected to the circuit has a problem. Unplug anything connected to the circuit and attempt to RESET again. If still unable to reset, open the outdoor outlet again and carefully pull it out and away from the box. Inspected for damaged or crushed insulation and repair / tape as needed. Before reinstalling, try to reset again. If it holds, trip the GFI by pressing TEST button. The RESET button should pop out. Reinstall the outlet and make sure the wires are not crushed or cut. Press the RESET button again. If it trips, you will have to remove the outlet again and take more precautions against damage to the insulation. it is also possible that the GFI outlet itself has failed, in which case it should be replaced.

GFI circuit breakers and outlets are supposed to be tested monthly by simply pressing the TEST button and then the RESET button. Replace any GFI device that does not test correctly if wiring and devices / appliances connected are OK.

I hope this helps & good luck! Please rate my reply - thanks.

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Had item plugged into exterior plug and it did blow fuse , but i cant find the breaker of Gfi for the 4 plugs that dont work now. All breakers in Panel are good and i did reset them but still no power to...


COULD BE THAT YOU HAVE A BAD BREAKER OR A BAD GFIC .. USE A VOLT METER AND START AT THE BREAKER , GFI THEN OUTLETS . I THINK YOU HAVE A BAD BREAKER, JUST CUZ IT LOOKS GOOD DON'T MEAN IT AINT BAD ! TEST = VOLT METER $ 10 AT AUTO PART STORE... GOOD LUCK AND I'FN I WAS ANY HELP, PRAISE IS APPRECIATED .. SO VOTE JAY MOTORWIZJ

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My frig will be working fine then it trips the GFI outlet. you reset the out and it will trip it again a few minutes later.


Why do you have your fridge plugged into a GFI outlet? It is not necessary if the outlet is hidden by the fridge. A GFI is only used where an outlet is within 6 feet of water and is out in the open. I would replace it with a new regular outlet.

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hello, if you plug the compressor into a none gfi outlet does the compressor still cut off ? it could be one a short in your compressor causing the gfi to trip our your gfi has a ground try the compressor in a diffrent outlet, when you use any other electronic equipment on the gfi does it still trip ? if you use the compressor in a diffrent outlet that's none gfi this should sholve your problem most likely a bad gfi outlet or the compressor is drawing to much amp's.

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GFI devices are prone to degrade over time. Also, when used outdoors there are additional moisture issues that may cause sufficient current leakage to trip the breaker.

I had a similar problem this Spring. I was using a 20 amp GFI "master" outlet that protected two additional outlets 'downstream' of it (wired to the 'load' terminals on the GFI outlet- I'd have the check the doc. to see what terminology was used here). The pump was plugged into one of the downstream outlets.

Replacing the GFI seemed to solve the problem. I did ante up $20 for an 'outdoor' model of the 20 amp GFI unit, several bucks more than the standard 'indoor' unit - have no ideal if that represented additional value or not.

Note also, that this is the third such pump I have used for my pool cover. The other two failed to come on at all after about a year's use. The mfg replaced them under warranty (I may have had to send back the old pump - I forget!).

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