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Old 12-23-2011, 02:43 PM  
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Default Plugging in vaccum trips breaker in upstairs bedroom

Seems to be on more than one outlet.
Little worried, this is not the first electrical problem on this home.
We just bought and all the outlets, switches checked out in inspection. But if course, right after we move in...

The powder room downstairs has a problem with the vent fan...that on trips the GfCI each time its on...actually the fan will work once you reset, but when you try and turn on lights, bam, gfi tripped.
After resetting, if I leave te fan off, the light works perfectly.

Any thoughts?
Newer home, 2004. Pulte.



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Old 12-23-2011, 03:33 PM  
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I think the fan needs to be checked, make sure that it is wired black to black and white to white. The white is going to ground for some reason.

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