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Old 11-19-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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Ok. I had a gfic outlets hooked into 2 outlets in kitchen and one for the washer in the basement all on one circuit. Now for a while when I washed clothes and ran the microwave the grid would trip. So I said way to much on that single 15 amp breaker. I ran a new 20 amp breaker for just the washer. Clean install and washer runs fine. Now upstairs in the kitchen the grid trips eveytime when running the microwave foe a second. What gives? The washer is on own circuit? Now I cut the line downstairs to the washer to remove it from the circuit UPSTAIRS' capped the old white and black lines and kept then in the same box . I see no ground faults so why is the Fdic keep tripping upstairs? Help.please?

Doing this on a kindle grid and Fdic should say gfic


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Old 11-19-2012, 10:03 AM   #2
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Are you totally sure the microwave is on it's own ckt? As in, you didn't share the neutral?

Just an FYI....it's usually suggested that a microwave be on it's own ckt....as well as the laundry.

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GFCI's do not trip due to overload, they trip due to current inbalance.
Taking the washing machine of was a good start, but not the problem unless the breaker was tripping.
If the microwave is a countertop, it does not need its own circuit.

Check for loose connections in all receptacles that are connected to the gfci.
They do fail from time to time also.
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The two outlets in the kitchen are own same circuit. Onlybthing I got plugged into one is the microwave. I can plug in a clock radio and small electrical things and no trip but microwave trips is all the time now ever since I disconnected the basement outlet.
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Try the microwave on another gfci circuit and see what happens.
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Will give the a shot after work...
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Try the microwave on another gfci circuit and see what happens.
Better yet....plug the microwave right into the GFI....if it still trips....either a bad GFI or issue with the microwave.

If it does not trip...check the wiring at your GFIC.....a common mistake people make is to tie the neutrals together or get the line and load sides swaped.

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