|reply to leibold |
Re: First post - recently joined - GFCI without a ground wire
@liebold I agree fully - that's why I asked if anything was plugged in or in use when it tripped; or if it was truly random.
I also suggested REPLACING the GFCI, not removing it... It's there for a purpose; and it may be doing it's job. A new GFCI gives a known-good starting point, and if the trips continue, it's time to look deeper.
Without knowing how the OP's place is wired; hard to say how involved rewiring to have seperate GFCI's would be.
Yes, I realize nobody suggested simply removing the GFCI in this thread. It was just a free "Public Safety Announcement"
It is human nature to look for easy solutions and I have heard/read many times were someone chose to simply remove the GFCI outlet (or GFCI breaker) instead of trying to identify and fix the real problem.
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