- Aug 28, 2016
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Jeff first of all I am not going to get into an argument with you - not my cup of tea!The problem and diagnosis might be obvious to you, but others with experience have valid opinions and input.
No one appointed you king of the forum, we are free to suggest ideas that have worked for us in similar situations.
I was simply bringing to all respondents of this tread including yourself that the OP stated in his first post that the issue happens when the switch if in the off position not the on possition which is something that can be overlooked easily.
Your signature states the following - "Professional Handyman, NOT a Licensed Pro" - Well I am a "Licensed Pro" - I took years of electrical classes in a good trade school and was a certified and licensed electrician until I retired because of physical issues so let's not go there Jeff.
I was not stating that the replies so far were incorrect at all (including your suggestions) - again, I was just trying to bring to everyone's attention (something that can be overlooked easily) that the problem happens when the switch is in the "OFF" position not the "ON" position - that's all. Thus there is very possible a mis-wire that Kat2014 did.
Your post #20 even confirms this theory that there may be a mis-wire. "The gfci outlet might be wired wrong also, they often are."
I never claimed to be "king of the forum". I have been a member of this forum much longer than you have been and have given many OPs helpful and useful information that is within code and safe.
Let's get back on the right track here and attempt to help Kat2014 with this problem once he deals with the other issues of the storm damage.