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Old 06-30-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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gfci outlet

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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The motor must be leaking too much current. It should be repaired or replaced.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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