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Hi all. I've been a member for a while but mostly to just browse. But I have an issue that has me at a dead end. My home is 15 years old. We have done no renovations since we moved in 3 years ago that involved the electrical system. I have a 15A circuit that goes from my breaker box to a GFCI in my 2nd bathroom. There is goes through the wall into my master bath and powers (2) standard outlets. After that, it drops down to the half bath on the first floor and terminates at the standard outlet in that bathroom. Last year I had an issue where the GFCI kept tripping and I found a bad outlet in my master bath. I replaced the GFCI and all 3 outlets at that time. Tuesday my wife said the GFCI outlet in the bathroom tripped so she reset it and it was fine. Yesterday it tripped again and when we went to reset it this time, it continued to trip anywhere from 5 to 30 seconds after being reset; even with nothing plugged into any outlets on that circuit. At no point has the breaker tripped at the box either. I took each outlet out of the wall and checked for loose wiring. All good there and no signs of moisture. I replaced the GFCI (again) and that didn't fix it. I went to each outlet and took (2) circuit testers, one for each receptacle in the outlet, and tested each outlet one at a time. All outlets are indicating they are correctly wired and working when I reset the GFCI (and before it tripped again). I then went and took the outlets out of the series, one by one, and connected the wires back together (with wire nuts) to see if that solved the issue when I reset the GFCI. It didn't. I went to my breaker panel and checked to make sure I didn't have a loose wire somewhere and everything is good and secure; again no signs of moisture. I'm out of options here. Could it be I have a bad breaker? There's nothing plugged in anywhere to draw current. I really appreciate anyone's help in where to go from here.