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Old 10-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Arcfault GFCI breaker tripping


I have a brand new Square D QO Arcfault GFCI breaker that kicks when I try to run my jigsaw. My plugin tester shows it is wired OK. Any suggestions?

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Most likely the Arc fault is false tripping
Does the jigsaw work on a non-AFCI breaker?
Does everything else work on the AFCI circuit?

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Most likely the Arc fault is false tripping
Does the jigsaw work on a non-AFCI breaker?
Does everything else work on the AFCI circuit?
Jigsaw works fine elsewhere. I only have one other exterior outlet on the circuit with nothing plugged in to it. My plugin tester shows it is also wired correctly. I ahve heard of problems with these new Arcfault breakers kickingtoo easily. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Is it an Arc-Fault or a GFCI? It's not both. For Sq-D, its an xx-AFI or xx-GFI breaker.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:28 PM   #5
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Is it an Arc-Fault or a GFCI? It's not both. For Sq-D, its an xx-AFI or xx-GFI breaker.
I found the problem. My error. Thanks for your help!
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