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Posted on My ground fault breaker keeps tripping.

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#1 posted 08-18-2019 02:54 PM

It sounds like the overwhelming consensus is to replace all of the GFCI’s in the shop. While you are at it, you might want to take a good look at the wires as well and make sure they aren’t a tangled mess in the outlet box just in case a couple of exposed wires are touching.

I had an electric heater that kept tripping the 220V circuit. When I opened up the control box I found that the black wire on the thermostat had burned through the wire insulation in both the black and white wires. The wires were twisted together just a bit close to the terminations.

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