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Old 09-20-2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hi...I have a GFI plug in my garage, its the only plug in the garage. It tripped last night, now it wont stay reset. I left a small car battery charger plugged into it all night by accident. Also the outside outlets are tied into it too. But the outside outlets are covered by rain gaurds so I know moister in those outlets cant be a problem. Also, I bought a new plug and it does the same. Any help is appreciated. John

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Disconnect the load connections and try to reset it. If it resets then you have a problem somewhere on the receptacles connected to the load side. Could be water in one of the outside receptacles. Could be bugs inside one of those receptacles.

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Check the down stream outlets as advised above. Sounds like you might find a fried roach or lizard.
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