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Old 12-18-2008, 09:09 PM  
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Default gfi problem

replaced GFI outlet. had to replace some of the lead wire due to it being overheated. GFI won't reset with the load wires installed. with load wires out, resets and trips fine.
what's the best way to figure out which downline outlet is causing the problem?

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Old 12-19-2008, 07:25 AM  
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The best way is to physically remove them from the box for inspection.
Check the load wires at the GFI before moving down the line.

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Old 12-20-2008, 02:39 PM  
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thanks- I replaced all of the outlets on the run, and still no luck with the GFI
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:23 PM  
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Start dividing up the circuit. Disconnect the load wire at the mid point receptacle. Try again to reset GFCI. Keep testing until you pinpoint the problem.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:30 PM  
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Welcome SfryKlund:
You may want to check the wires where they enter each wall box. Some folks will tighten the clamp against the wire too much, which causes a breakdown of the insulation. Of course, that only applies to metal wall boxes with built-in clamps.

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