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Old 06-16-2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Brewers, Electricians, lend me your ear! GFCI problem


Hey guys, first post here.. i was told to post here and see if you all could help me with my problem..

I am having problems with GFCI outlet in my garage..
please visit this post http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=69334

at my homebrew forum where i originally asked about my problem.. i just didn't want to type it all out again..

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JAKlassen gave the best advice. It could be a faulty gfci, or you are leaking current from the temp controller. You can not replace the gfci with a standard outlet. For less than $13 you can replace the gfci and if it still trips, the you would need to look at the controller or fridge.

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I would first take it OFF the gfi. How many places is the gfi protecting downstream? Is this wired up to protect a single or multiple locations ??
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from what i know, there are only 2 outlets in the garage.. and both trip when i plug it in with the temp controller..
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JAKlassen gave the best advice. It could be a faulty gfci, or you are leaking current from the temp controller. You can not replace the gfci with a standard outlet. For less than $13 you can replace the gfci and if it still trips, the you would need to look at the controller or fridge.
which should i replace?
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I was under the impression all garage outlets are supposed to be GFCI?

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