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Old 06-30-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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I purchased a home that was completely redone, electrical, plumbing, etc. My problem is that the laundry has a gfci outlet that keeps tripping. It's connected to a 20 amp breaker and it's the only line connected to it. the washer and dryer are connected to this outlet and it usually trips when there is a cycle change such as after the washer has filled with water and it switches over to start to wash even if the dryer is not running. What could be wrong?

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GFCI's will trip on occasion when an appliance with a motor is plugged into it. Check code and see if you can swap it out with a regular plug. Also is it a 20amp GFCI or a 15amp GFCI?

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Old 06-30-2011, 09:31 PM   #3
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The motor must be leaking too much current. It should be repaired or replaced.
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